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alias

Informatics
A secondary or symbolic name for a file or computer peripheral (device).
 
Molecular biology
An alternative symbol or name for part of the sequence of a known gene that resembles names for other anonymous DNA segments—e.g., D6Mit236 is an alias for Cftr.
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To collect precision information, the system traverses the representation by visiting each expression containing a pointer dereference and, using the computed alias information, reports how many named objects are aliased to the pointer expression.
Similarly, analyses that represent the invisible objects (objects not lexically visible in the current procedure) aliased to a formal parameter (because their address is passed as the corresponding actual parameter) as a single object(17) may report fewer objects.
For example, 099.go, despite being our largest program and having a pointer aliased with 100 objects at one point in the program, is analyzed by the flow-sensitive analysis at one of the fastest rates (5,571 LOC/second, 3,162 CFG nodes/second).