Definition of dereference verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dereference

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈrefrəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈrefrəns//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dereference
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈrefrəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈrefrəns//
 
he / she / it dereferences
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈrefrənsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈrefrənsɪz//
 
past simple dereferenced
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈrefrənst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈrefrənst//
 
past participle dereferenced
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈrefrənst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈrefrənst//
 
-ing form dereferencing
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈrefrənsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈrefrənsɪŋ//
 
 
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dereference something (computing) to use a piece of data to discover where another piece of data is held
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dereference