Definition of Currying

1. Verb. (present participle of curry) ¹

2. Noun. (computing) The technique of transforming a function that takes multiple arguments into a function that takes a single argument (the first of the arguments to the original function) and returns a new function that takes the remainder of the arguments and returns the result. ¹

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Definition of Currying

1. currie [v] - See also: currie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Currying

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currying (current term)
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Literary usage of Currying

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1. Elements of Science and Art: Being a Familiar Introduction to Natural by John Imison (1822)
"The art of currying consists in rendering tanned skins supple and of uniform density, and impregnating them with oil, so as to render them in a great degree ..."

2. The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman's Work. By Virginia Penny by Virginia Penny (1863)
"currying. The currying of skins might be done by women. Cutting it of the desired thickness, soaking it in water, and working it with a small stone, ..."

3. Ures̓ Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear by Andrew Ure (1860)
"In the following description, the business of currying will be considered as practised at the present time. The currier's shop or premises, to be convenient ..."

4. Women's Work in War Time by Washington Irving Bullard (1917)
"LEATHER TANNING AND currying PREVIOUS to the war this trade was carried on by male labor, ... (2) Tanning and currying of light leather. (3) Chrome tanning. ..."

5. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... While this was transacting a party of the militia at Meno- tomy,1 attacked a party of twelve of the enemy, who were currying stores and provisions, ..."

6. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"Thin tool is of тегу general use in currying. The round knife, fy*. 444 and 445 (lunette in French), ie a circular knife from 10 to 12 inches in diameter, ..."

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