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Polymorphic function

(computing) a function in a computer program that can deal with a number of different types of data


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    polymorphocellular pol·y·mor·pho·cel·lu·lar (pŏl’ē-môr’fə-sěl’yə-lər) adj. Relating to or formed of cells of several different kinds.

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