external declaration

external declaration

[ek′stərn·əl ‚dek·lə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
A declarative statement in a computer program that specifies that a symbolic name used in the program is defined in another program.
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Lutheran theologians emphasize that the event of justification is not limited to individual forgiveness of sins, and they do not see in it a purely external declaration of the justification of the sinner.