A pointer from an activation record to the activation record for the scope from which the current scope was called at run time. This is used in a statically scoped language to restore the environment pointer on exit from a scope. To access a non-local variable in a dynamically scoped language, dynamic links are followed until a binding for the given variable name is found.
- Dynamic language
language (Dylan) A simple object-oriented Lisp dialect, most closely resembling CLOS and Scheme, developed by Advanced Technology Group East at Apple Computer. Thomas is a Dylan compiler implemented in Scheme. See also Marlais. [“Dylan(TM) an Object-Oriented Dynamic Language”, Apple Computer, Eastern Research and Technology, April 1992]. (1995-04-19)
- Dynamic ileus
dynamic ileus n. Obstruction of the bowel caused by spastic contractions of a segment of the bowel. Also called spastic ileus.
- Dysmorphic disorder
noun See dysmorphophobia
noun See dysmorphia dysmorphism dys·mor·phism (dĭs-môr’fĭz’əm) n. An anatomical malformation.