(plural shallow copies)
- (computing) A copy of a data structure which shares any linked structures with the original
- If you modify that, you'll modify all the shallow copies of the header that points to it
(third-person singular simple present shallow-copies, present participle shallow-copying, simple past and past participle shallow-copied)
- To make a shallow copy of.
- The bug came from trying to shallow-copy a mutable structure.