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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Perhaps curiosity might have conquered resentment, if Beth had not been there to inquire and receive a glowing description of the play.
Instinctively the man felt in him a glowing resentment of something he had not the courage to resent.
As Duncan dared not retort upon his accuser by reminding him of his own premeditated treachery, and disdained to deprecate his resentment by any words of apology, he remained silent.
broke forth the Judge, giving way to his resentment, "what is the meaning of all this?
His aspect was most horrible, and such as indicated resentment and fury.
She looked at the money awhile with a steady rising resentment, then she burst out with:
The dog looked foolish, and probably felt so; but there was resentment in his heart, too, and a craving for revenge.
Well, they had no difficulty in recalling that dramatic episode, for it had occurred only a few days before; and a version of it that would have melted the stoniest heart had been presented to every girl in the village by Minnie Smellie herself, who, though it was Rebecca and not she who came off victorious in the bloody battle of words, nursed her resentment and intended to have revenge.
He was too angry to say another word; her manner too decided to invite supplication; and in this state of swelling resentment, and mutually deep mortification, they had to continue together a few minutes longer, for the fears of Mr.
His coldness and reserve mortified her severely; she was vexed and half angry; but resolving to regulate her behaviour to him by the past rather than the present, she avoided every appearance of resentment or displeasure, and treated him as she thought he ought to be treated from the family connection.
Brocklehurst; the whole tenor of their conversation, was recent, raw, and stinging in my mind; I had felt every word as acutely as I had heard it plainly, and a passion of resentment fomented now within me.
About three times, I think, we have been merry and hopeful, as we were the first evening; the rest of my visits were dreary and troubled: now with his selfishness and spite, and now with his sufferings: but I've learned to endure the former with nearly as little resentment as the latter.