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subprogram

[¦səb′prō‚gram]
(computer science)
A part of a larger program which can be converted independently into machine language.
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Table 1 lists the support rules of these five subprograms. Table 2 reports the subsidy amounts given to the major fruit and vegetable crops of interest and to the fruit and vegetable industry as a whole.
With the start of program budgeting in 1997, program goals were identified for each subprogram. The city also made detailed revenue and expenditure summary tables for all institutions in the city, first providing a brief description of each institution's professional activities via major indicators, and secondly stating goals for these institutions.
(2) In subprograms SIG0 and SIGBP (two occurrences), the statement
In addition, the local variables in P1 are not visible to P2, P3, or P4 unless they are explicity designated as "GLOBAL." Subprograms can be identified as "COMMON" making them callable by all subprograms that are within scope.
The request for the Science subprogram is $125.434 million in FY 2000, compared with $118.318 million in 1999.
Modularity and localization may be implemented in Cobol-85 through the enhanced feature of "nested" subprograms. These nested subprograms are shielded from global data through an improved parameter passing mechanism.