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structured programming

[ struhk-cherd proh-gram-ing ]
/ ˈstrʌk tʃərd ˈproʊ græm ɪŋ /
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noun Computers.

the design and coding of programs by a top-down methodology, which successively breaks problems into smaller, nested subunits.

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Origin of structured programming

First recorded in 1970–75
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