Definition of subroutine in English:

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subroutine

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbruːtiːn/

noun

Computing
A set of instructions designed to perform a frequently used operation within a program.
Example sentences
  • A unit test would directly call the subroutine I want to test, and it would rely as little as possible on other subroutines in the program.
  • In order to do so, however, we must have the ability to perform remote procedure calls, such that a web application on one computer can invoke a subroutine or object method on another computer.
  • Database triggers fired off subroutines sending demands through electronic commerce, known as EDI, instructing each customer to pay back their loans in full.

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