second-order subroutine

second-order subroutine

[′sek·ənd ¦ȯr·dər ′səb·rü‚tēn]
(computer science)
A subroutine that is entered from another subroutine, in contrast to a first-order subroutine; it constitutes the second level of a two-level or higher-level routine. Also known as second-remove subroutine.
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