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de- +‎ reference

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dereference (third-person singular simple present dereferences, present participle dereferencing, simple past and past participle dereferenced)

  1. (programming) To access the value or object located in a memory location stored in a pointer or another value interpreted as such; to access a value being referenced by something else.
    Attempting to dereference a null pointer often results in a crash.

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