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DefinitionTermAcronym Meaning
A decimal number where the point can move, such as 1.23. The opposite is an integer, which is a whole number and cannot have a decimal place.
A piece of code which keeps running until a certain condition is fulfilled.
A set of logical or mathematical procedures to solve a problem.
A function or other portion of code which can be run anywhere within a program.
Controlling the order in which various sections of code are run or the rules by which they are repeated.
A list of data which is saved if a program crashes, often as a text file. It is very useful for diagnosing problems.
Refers to 'front end' of a piece of software which the end user actually sees and interacts with.
A way to store a piece of data which can then be modified at any time.
The time during which a program is running.
Translates to machine code as the program is run.
DefinitionTermAcronym Meaning
A group of related data values (called elements) that are grouped together.
Combining two things together, such as two lists or strings of text.
A program which takes the code you have written and translates it into the binary ones and zeros of actual machine code.
A sequence of instructions which are repeated.
A relatively simple language used to format pages, such as HTML.
When one thing is contained within another.
When something refers to itself.
A format for transmitting information between locations which is based on JavaScript.
A place to run a program for testing, and for experimenting.
A set of instructions which are written once to obtain a particular result, and can then be used whenever necessary by 'calling' it.

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