generalized routine

generalized routine

[′jen·rə‚līzd rü′tēn]
(computer science)
A routine which can process a wide variety of jobs; for example, a generalized sort routine which will sort in ascending or descending order on any number of fields whether alphabetic or numeric, or both, and whether binary coded decimals or pure binaries.
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BOSTON -- The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency found in a cohort of healthy children in a sunny Southwestern climate has prompted a call by the study's investigators for generalized routine screening of vitamin D levels among all children.

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