(computing) A copy of a data structure duplicating not only the structure itself, but all structures to which it is linked.
Don't try to make a deep copy of that -- you'll pull in half the database.
To make a deep copy of.
I'd prefer to deep copy that in order to avoid complications with updates.
(intransitive) To make a deep copy.
This is a situation where you either have to deep copy or handle the complication of updates.
Alternative spelling of deep copy.