Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The technique of transforming a function that takes multiple arguments into a function that takes a single argument (the first of the arguments to the original function) and returns a new function that takes the remainder of the arguments and returns the result.
  • v. Present participle of curry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or operation of dressing tanned hides so as to fit them for use as leather, by giving them the necessary suppleness, smoothness, color, or luster.
  • n. The act of rubbing down a horse with a currycomb or other similar appliance.

Etymologies

Taken from Haskell Curry, a computer scientist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, perhaps more important, he is uninterested in currying favor with those in power.

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  • You see, the Washington Post is more interested in currying favor with the Bush administration ever since Katherine Graham died.

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  • Poincare has certainly no interest in currying the favor of these quixotic upholders of a forlorn hope.

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  • The fact that he’s a thoroughly corrupt (or at least incredibly blind) corporate tool more interested in currying favour with power brokers in the West than with his former allies in the Northern Alliance isn’t helping matters.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 29, 2010

  • You have to go back exactly two hundred years to Dolley Madison to find the First Lady who opened the doors to the White House once a week, midweek, with the idea of currying favor with members of the anti-Madison Federalist Party.

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  • He'd be getting under our feet all the time, or else opening the doors to the Caesars, with the idea of currying favor with them.

    Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story

  • This is called currying and it is a much used mechanism in functional languages.

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  • Thanks to a technique called currying, however, we can express functions with infinite numbers of arguments.

    Planet Python

  • Perhaps it's just a difference in comfort level (since I've used Perl a lot longer than I've used Haskell), but, to me, the concept of 'currying' (and, by loose analogy, therefore

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  • The term 'currying' is perhaps a better known term for describing this although as I understand they are not exactly the same. val it: (('a - > 'b) - > (' b - > 'c) - > 'a - >

    Planet TW

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