See also: Nesting

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛstɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: nest‧ing

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  1. present participle and gerund of nest

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nesting (countable and uncountable, plural nestings)

  1. The process by which a bird nests.
    Synonym: nestage
  2. An arrangement by which one thing is nested inside another.
    the nesting of Russian dolls
  3. (programming) The enclosure of one self-contained element of code inside another.
    Synonym: imbrication
    • 2013 September 10, Sara Shahzad, Ibrar Ahmad, Mir Muhammd Suleman Sarwar, “Cyclomatic complexity: The nesting problem”, in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2013)[1] (PDF), Islamabad, Pakistan: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, →DOI, archived from the original on 29 May 2023, page 275:
      The positioning of a control structure inside another control structure is called nesting e.g. nested-IF and nested-loop.

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