assignment statement


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assignment statement

[ə′sīn·mənt ‚stāt·mənt]
(computer science)
A statement in a computer program that assigns a value to a variable.

assignment statement

In programming, a compiler directive that places a value into a variable. For example, counter=0 creates a variable named counter and fills it with zeros. The VARIABLE=VALUE syntax is common among programming languages.
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As names are only used in 'expressions', one needs supposedly fewer lexical entries for the same phonological form; but this is no representational gain, as the authors complaining about the 'many names of the same phonological shape' (146) seem to think, since one needs now as 'many' assignment statements (for each possible referent of an 'expression' built by using that name).
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