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.
deployment and predefined functions over a customised, complex approach to
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).
The BH8-CTRLX-230 smart-house controller is programmed via predefined functions within the smart-house configurator software which runs on either Windows Vista of Windows XP.
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.
Models 1236 and 1238 incorporate VCL programming language for industrial EVs, offering such predefined functions as PID, battery monitoring, and I/O control.
VCL is tuned to industrial vehicle control and comes with predefined functions, such as PID, battery monitoring, I/O control and CANbus communications.
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.