derived type

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derived type definition

programming
A type constructed from primitive types or other derived types using a type constructor function. This term is usually applied to procedural languages such as C or Ada. C's derived types are the array, function, pointer, structure, and union.
Compare derived class.
(2001-09-14)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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