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English definition of “subroutine”


noun [C]
/ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn/ IT
in a large computer program, a set of instructions for a particular small task that is available for repeated use: In the time it takes you to import one page and adjust the pictures, you could write a subroutine that does it automatically.
(Definition of subroutine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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