mutating

EnglishEdit

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.
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