subroutine

noun sub·rou·tine \ ˈsəb-(ˌ)rü-ˌtēn \

Definition of subroutine

: 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


SUBROUTINE Defined for English Language Learners

subroutine

noun

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


Learn More about subroutine


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up subroutine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the significant part of a grievance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!