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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A step is defined to be a modular call to a predefined function. Each function performs a specific action with the resources, such as Get Offset, Apply and Hold pressure, and PID static control.
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.
Programming was made under VB6 and making use of a third party parallel port interface (io.dll) that has predefined function prototypes for controlling the port in VB (Bulback, 2003).
deployment and predefined functions over a customised, complex approach to
A library is a set of predefined functions grouped together that are reused in many places implemented in the most efficient way possible.
Predefined functions in MATLAB workplace are used to calculate the differences between the reference and taken images.
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 3.5 or ESX 3i).
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.
MATLAB software was used for data processing because it has a series of predefined functions useful for the data analysis (FFT and wavelet) (Davis & Nosratinia 1998, Strang 1993, Tsai et al.