main program


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main program

[′mān ′prō·grəm]
(computer science)
The central part of a computer program, from which control may be transferred to various subroutines and to which control is eventually returned. Also known as main routine.
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When the main program calls the macro subprogram, the control jumps to the subprogram and runs the following routine.
Among the most eagerly anticipated highlights of the main program is the European bow of Kinji Fukasaku's "Battle Royale," starring Takeshi Kitano.
These references have been converted into HTML format and integrated into the main program.
Chances are that your campers spend enough time at the dining hall, the cabins, and the main program lodge.
In order to pay tribute to national poet and great philosopher the main program will be held at mausoleums of Allama Iqbal and cadets will also present guard of honour to great poet.
One of the main program calls of the party is to recognize Kyrgyzstan as Muslim country.
of La Verne) have included copies of the PowerPoint slides in the main program so that participants can take notes, and module handouts and activities are also listed to enhance study.
There's a physical-fitness component that goes along with the main program, Tepe said.
Similarly, Husky Injection Molding Systems in Bolton, Ontario, subdivides its control program so that the main program will be scanned at a 15-20 millisec rate, but critical machine functions are scanned at 3 millisec.
The main program would be held at Deputy Commissioner Office Complex where DC would hoist the National Flag while police and scouts would present salute, school children would present National Anthem and national songs.
The main program, which has been in effect for years, will attempt to educate the public on the need to keep their pets - and pet food - indoors at night and limit access to sources of water near homes.
Picture in Picture (PIP) with motion video functions include the ability to play supplementary video over the main program, allowing viewers to watch bonus content, such as a superimposed director's commentary or a documentary about the making of the movie, while the movie plays.