subroutine

Definitions of subroutine
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n a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Synonyms:
function, procedure, routine, subprogram
Types:
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cataloged procedure
a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name
contingency procedure
an alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises
library routine
a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library
random number generator
a routine designed to yield a random number
recursive routine
a routine that can call itself
reusable routine
a routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
executive routine, supervisory routine
a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines
tracing routine
a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program
service routine, utility routine
a routine that can be used as needed
dump routine
a routine that writes from an internal store to some external medium
input routine
a routine that writes from an external source to an internal store
output routine
a routine that controls an output device
Type of:
computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system
(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

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