call by value


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call by value

[′kȯl bī ′val·yü]
(computer science)
A method of transferring arguments from a calling program to a subprogram in which the subprogram is provided with the values of the argument and on path leads back to the referencing program.
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call by value

In programming, a call to a subroutine (function) that passes the actual data of the parameters used in the subroutine. See call by reference and call by name.
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