Programming - Key Terms

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Describes a set of related objects.
A detailed sequence of steps for carrying out some process. A recipe.
An error in a program.
A style of interaction with a computer application that involves heavy use of graphical components such as windows, menus and buttons.
Notation for writing algorithms using precise natural language, instead of a computer language.
The instance variables and methods of an object.
Generic term for the block of statements inside a control structure such as a loop or decision.
The form of a language.
A subprogram within a program. Take parameters as input and can return values.
A control construct for executing portions of a program multiple times
A single command in a programming language.
The process of placing one control structure inside of another.
Binary digit. Fundamental unit of information. Usually represented using 0 and 1.
Control Structure for implementing decisions in a program.
To do multiple times (as in each execution of a loop body).
A value that is passed to a function when it is called.
To run a program or segment of a program.
A particular object of some class.
A data type for representing sequential collections.
The process of finding and eliminating errors in a program.
Text placed in a program for the benefit of human readers. They are ignored by the computer.
A data type for representing a sequence of characters (text).
The text of a program in a high-level language.
Part of a program that produces data.
A program entity that has some data and a set of operations to manipulate that data.
The process of invoking a function's definition.
A printed message that signals to the user of the program that input is expected.
Short for 'picture element'. A single dot on a graphical display.
Binary Boolean operator that returns true when both of its subexpressions are true.
The process of giving a value to a variable.
Binary Boolean operator that returns true when either or both expressions are true.
Programming language statement that controls the execution of other statements.
In GUI programming, an outside action such as a mouse-click that causes something to happen in the program.
A table showing the value of a Boolean expression for all possible combinations of values in its subexpressions.
The area of a program where a given variable may be referenced.
A collection of similar objects that can be accessed through indexing. Usually fixed-sized and homogeneous
Base two numbering system in which the only digits are 0 and 1.
A function that lives inside an object.
A function or definition that refers to itself.
A sequence type that acts like an immutable list.
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).
Makes an external library module available for use within a program.
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.

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