dummy argument

dummy argument

[¦dəm·ē ′är·gyə·mənt]
(computer science)
The variable appearing in the definition of a macro or function which will be replaced by an address at call time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The allocatable attribute is now allowed on dummy arguments, function results, and structure components.