(Or “data frame”, “stack frame”) A data structure containing the variables belonging to one particular scope (e.g. a procedure body), as well as links to other activation records.
Activation records are usually created (on the stack) on entry to a block and destroyed on exit. If a procedure or function may be returned as a result, stored in a variable and used in an outer scope then its activation record must be stored in a heap so that its variables still exist when it is used. Variables in the current scope are accessed via the frame pointer which points to the current activation record. Variables in an outer scope are accessed by following chains of links between activation records. There are two kinds of link – the static link and the dynamic link.
a person or thing that . Chemistry, Biochemistry. a catalyst. any impurity in a mineral that causes luminescence. Compare (def 3). Orthodontics. a removable appliance, usually of hard plastic, that is worn in the mouth instead of a fixed appliance to help align the teeth and improve the relationship of the lower jaw to the […]
engaged in ; characterized by energetic work, participation, etc.; busy: an active life. being in a state of existence, progress, or motion: active hostilities. involving physical effort and : active sports. having the power of quick motion; nimble: active as a gazelle. characterized by , motion, volume, use, participation, etc.: an active market in wheat; […]
- Active anaphylaxis
active anaphylaxis active anaphylaxis ac·tive anaphylaxis (āk’tĭv) n. The anaphylactic response produced in an individual following inoculation with an antigen to which the person is sensitized.
- Active barrier
noun a movable object that prevents passage of certain entities but allows passage of predefined entities, esp. a security barricade Examples A sliding gate is an active barrier; a retaining wall is a passive barrier.
- Active centre
noun (biochem) the region in an enzyme molecule in which the reactive groups that participate in its action are juxtaposed Also called active site Historical Examples Wallingford, six miles above Streatley, is a very ancient town, and has been an active centre for the making of English history. Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. […]