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- Variable: a location in the computer's memory where a piece of information can be stored
- Array: a location in memory where several pieces of information can be stored
- Subroutine: a section of code which performs one or more actions
- Function: a section of code which performs actions and/or calculations, ending with a
- Keyword: a word which has special significance in a programming language
- Operator: a word or symbol used to compare or change values
- Syntax: the rules of structure within a language
- Parameter: data which is sent to a function or subroutine
- Initialization: setting an initial value in a variable or array
- Conditional Statement: when one action is dependant on something.
Ex: If Joe passes the test, his family goes to Florida.
- Looping Structures: repeats a section of code
- Flow: the direction that the program follows when running; controlled by
conditional statements and looping structures