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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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