property list

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property list

[′präp·ərd·ē ‚list]
(computer science)
A list for describing some object or concept, in which odd-numbered items name a property or attribute of a relevant class of objects, and the item following the property name is the property's value for the described objects.

property list

In a list processing language, an object that is assigned a descriptive attribute (property) and a value. For example, in Logo, PUTPROP "KAREN "LANGUAGE "PARADOX assigns the value PARADOX to the property LANGUAGE for the person named KAREN. To find out what language Karen speaks, the Logo statement PRINT GETPROP "KAREN "LANGUAGE will generate PARADOX as the answer.