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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.

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

sub•rou•tine

(ˈsʌb ruˌtin)

n.
an instruction sequence that a programmer can insert into a computer program as needed.
[1945–50]
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
Translations

subroutine

[ˌsʌbruːˈtiːn] Nsubrutina f

subroutine

[ˈsʌbruːtiːn] nsous-programme m

subroutine

[ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn] n (Comput) → sottoprogramma m
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