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

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