- an instruction sequence in a machine or assembly language program that can be prewritten and referred to as often as needed.Compare procedure(def 4a).
Origin of subroutine
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Similarly the output conversion of binary numbers into decimals is done by subroutine.
After the subroutine has been executed, the accumulator contains the answer.
- a section of a computer program that is stored only once but can be used when required at several different points in the program, thus saving spaceAlso called: procedure
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