Constructor



[kuh n-struhk-ter] /kənˈstrʌk tər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that builds.
2.
a person or company engaged in the business.
3.
a person who devises crossword puzzles.
programming
1. In functional programming and type theory, one of the symbols used to create an object with an algebraic data type.
2. A function provided by a class in C++ and some other object-oriented languages to instantiate an object, i.e. to name it and initialise it. The constructor function has the same name as the class. A class may also have a destructor function to destroy objects of that class.
(1994-10-20)

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