subroutine

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noun sub·rou·tine \ˈsəb-(ˌ)rü-ˌtēn\

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: circa 1946


SUBROUTINE Defined for English Language Learners

subroutine

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noun sub·rou·tine \ˈsəb-(ˌ)rü-ˌtēn\

Definition of subroutine for English Language Learners

  • 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

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