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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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(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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an instruction sequence that a programmer can insert into a computer program as needed.
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|Noun||1.||subroutine - 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
tracing routine - a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program
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subroutine[ˌsʌbruːˈtiːn] N → subrutina 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] n → sous-programme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
subroutine[ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn] n (Comput) → sottoprogramma m
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