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/ ˈsʌb ruˌtin /
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).
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Example sentences from the Web for subroutine
Similarly the output conversion of binary numbers into decimals is done by subroutine.
After the subroutine has been executed, the accumulator contains the answer.
British Dictionary definitions for subroutine
/ (ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn) /
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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