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sub·rou·tine

 (sŭb′ro͞o-tēn′)
n. Computers
A set of instructions that performs a specific task for a main routine, requiring direction back to the proper place in the main routine on completion of the task.
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subroutine

(ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn)
n
(Computer Science) a section of a computer program that is stored only once but can be used when required at several different points in the program, thus saving space. Also called: procedure
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sub•rou•tine

(ˈsʌb ruˌtin)

n.
an instruction sequence that a programmer can insert into a computer program as needed.
[1945–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subroutine - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer programsubroutine - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (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; "the market for software is expected to expand"
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
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
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Translations

subroutine

[ˌsʌbruːˈtiːn] Nsubrutina f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

subroutine

[ˈsʌbruːtiːn] nsous-programme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

subroutine

[ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn] n (Comput) → sottoprogramma m
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The PTC also initiated efforts to standardise a mapping from 0MG IDLTM (Interface Definition Language) to WMLscript, a scripting language based on the Wireless Markup Language, and to standardise an activation framework for persistent CORBA servers.
"SOAP activation frameworks like IBM WebSphere and Microsoft ASP.NET Web Services are relatively new, and it is not unreasonable to anticipate that over time these highly complex systems will exhibit a range of fairly severe vulnerabilities," said John Lilly, vice president and CTO at Reactivity.