subroutine

Definitions of subroutine
  1. noun
    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
    synonyms: function, procedure, routine, subprogram
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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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