first-order subroutine

first-order subroutine

[¦fərst ‚ȯrd·ər ′səb·rü‚tēn]
(computer science)
A subroutine which is entered directly from a main routine or program and which leads back to that program. Also known as first-remove subroutine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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