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subroutine

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noun sub·rou·tine \ˈsəb-(ˌ)rü-ˌtēn\

Simple Definition of subroutine

  • computers : a set of computer instructions that performs a particular task, that is part of a larger computer program, and that can be used repeatedly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subroutine

  1. :  a subordinate routine; specifically :  a sequence of computer instructions for performing a specified task that can be used repeatedly

Origin and Etymology of subroutine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1948


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