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

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