Subroutines

subroutine

[suhb-roo-teen]
noun Computers.
an instruction sequence in a machine or assembly language program that can be prewritten and referred to as often as needed. Compare procedure ( def 4a ).

Origin:
1945–50; sub- + routine

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subroutine (ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn)
 
n
Also called: procedure 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

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