subroutine


sub·rou·tine

noun \ˈsəb-(ˌ)rü-ˌtēn\

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

Full Definition of SUBROUTINE

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

Origin of SUBROUTINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1948

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