predefined function

predefined function

[¦prē·di′fīnd ′fəŋk·shən]
(computer science)
A sequence of instructions that is identified by name in a computer program but is built into the high-level programming language from which the program is complied or is retrieved from somewhere outside the program, such as a subroutine library.
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The card is pre-programmed for a variety of servo and proportional valves, and includes 32 predefined function blocks to allow sophisticated control, according to the manufacturer.
Efficiency can be served when IM service personnel have scripted answers available for the most frequently asked questions, letting them copy and paste a response or post it by pressing a predefined function key.
The platform also includes validation and conversion logic, predefined functions, mapping tools and pre-built transformations.
PowerScripter delivers predefined functions for common admin tasks and is capable of handling hundreds of custom scripts for direct usage from a dynamically generated context menu within the VMware client (for connections to vCenter, vSphere 4, ESX 3.
Predefined functions in QPS now automate the conversion of formats for content creation (QuarkXPress(r), XML) to formats for content delivery (HTML, PDF, XML, and other digital formats).
Enhanced InstallScript Capabilities - With 75 new functions, developers can use over 275 predefined functions to customize any part of the installation including user dialog sequences, file transfers, error handling, reboot, and, the uninstallation routine, avoiding the need to write custom DLLs to perform installation tasks.
Enhanced InstallScript Capabilities - With 75 new functions, developers can now use over 275 predefined functions to customize any part of the installation including user dialog sequences, file transfers, error handling, reboot, and the uninstallation routine.
The predefined functions LOG (which converts to natural logarithms), EXP (which provides antilogarithms), and SQR (which calculates the square root) may also be different in other dialects of BASIC.
For these buyers, predefined functions and ease of deployment and support are valued over advanced function and extensive customization.
With this dialog, developers can visually build expressions that use field values, constants, numerous predefined functions and operators.
Both the gate and embedded arrays and the CBIC families will soon offer such other predefined functions as the AVR 8-bit RISC processor, the ARM Thumb 16/32-bit core and the OAK digital signal processing (DSP) core.
The company's design tools, and supporting products and services, introduce three aspects of software development to the hardware design process: a C-based language for rapidly describing the functionality rather than the underlying structural detail of the hardware; an integrated development environment (IDE) for hardware design with features such as symbolic debugging as well as synthesis that correlates to software compilation in that it is very fast; and libraries of predefined functions including access to peripherals and processors in hardware via common APIs.