mutating

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VerbEdit

mutating

  1. Present participle of mutate.

AdjectiveEdit

mutating (not comparable)

  1. Causing or tending to cause mutation.
    The mutating process that cells undergo can lead to cancer.
    std::sort is a mutating algorithm.
  2. (programming, of an object) Having the ability to make changes to data other than its makeup.
    The begin() member of std::string returns a mutating iterator.
Last modified on 13 September 2013, at 09:20