Inline



[in-lahyn] /ˈɪnˌlaɪn/

noun, Printing.
1.
an ornamented type with a of white or of a contrasting color running just inside the edge and following the contour of each letter.
[in-lahyn, in-lahyn] /ˌɪnˈlaɪn, ˈɪnˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
(of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft.
adjective
1.
denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes
2.
denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line
adj.

1923 of printing, 1929 of engines, 1958 of computers, by 1989 of roller skates; from in + line (n.).
programming
(Or “unfold”) To replace a function call with an instance of the function’s body. Actual argument expressions are substituted for formal parameters as in beta reduction. Inlining is usually done as a compile-time transformation.
If done recklessly (e.g. attempting to inline a recursive function) the compiler will fail to terminate. If done over-enthusiastically the code size may increase exponentially, e.g. if function f calls g twice, and g calls h twice and h is inlined in g which is inlined in f (in either order) then there will be four copies of h’s body in f.
See also linear argument, unfold/fold.
(1994-11-03)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • In-line

    [in-lahyn, in-lahyn] /ˌɪnˈlaɪn, ˈɪnˌlaɪn/ adjective 1. (of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft. adjective 1. denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes 2. denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line

  • In line for

    adverb phrase In position to get; about to get: Hey, you’re in line for a big bonus (1940s+)



  • Inline image

    World-Wide Web An image that appears within the body of a web page. Most graphical web browsers can display both GIF and JPG images inline. The web browser may give the user an option to turn off inline images, to speed up the display of web pages. Other image formats may have to be displayed […]

  • Inline skates

    [in-lahyn] /ˈɪnˌlaɪn/ noun 1. a roller skate with typically four hard-rubber wheels in a straight line resembling the blade of an ice skate. noun 1. another name for Rollerblade plural noun See in-line skates



Disclaimer: Inline definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.