Programming - Key Terms

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Notation for writing algorithms using precise natural language, instead of a computer language.
Text placed in a program for the benefit of human readers. They are ignored by the computer.
An error in a program.
The process of giving a value to a variable.
A program entity that has some data and a set of operations to manipulate that data.
Short for 'picture element'. A single dot on a graphical display.
A table showing the value of a Boolean expression for all possible combinations of values in its subexpressions.
A data type for representing numbers with no fractional component.
An external collection of useful functions or classes that can be imported and used in a program (e.g. math).
A sequence type that acts like an immutable list.
A single command in a programming language.
The process of placing one control structure inside of another.
Programming language statement that controls the execution of other statements.
Binary digit. Fundamental unit of information. Usually represented using 0 and 1.
A function that lives inside an object.
A function or definition that refers to itself.
To run a program or segment of a program.
Base two numbering system in which the only digits are 0 and 1.
A subprogram within a program. Take parameters as input and can return values.
Makes an external library module available for use within a program.
The form of a language.
Binary Boolean operator that returns true when either or both expressions are true.
The process of finding and eliminating errors in a program.
A printed message that signals to the user of the program that input is expected.
The instance variables and methods of an object.
A data type for representing sequential collections.
In GUI programming, an outside action such as a mouse-click that causes something to happen in the program.
A data type for representing a sequence of characters (text).
A detailed sequence of steps for carrying out some process. A recipe.
A value that is passed to a function when it is called.
The area of a program where a given variable may be referenced.
The process of invoking a function's definition.
Generic term for the block of statements inside a control structure such as a loop or decision.
Part of a program that produces data.
A control construct for executing portions of a program multiple times
Control Structure for implementing decisions in a program.
Describes a set of related objects.
A data type for representing numbers with fractional values.
An identifier that labels a value for future reference. The value can be changed through assignment.
Binary Boolean operator that returns true when both of its subexpressions are true.
A style of interaction with a computer application that involves heavy use of graphical components such as windows, menus and buttons.
To do multiple times (as in each execution of a loop body).
A collection of similar objects that can be accessed through indexing. Usually fixed-sized and homogeneous
The text of a program in a high-level language.
A particular object of some class.

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