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Algorithm

a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem

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Pseudocode

Code that resembles a programming language but use less strict syntax to express an algorithm and is INDEPNDENT of any real programming language.

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Identifier

Is a user-defined name e.g. a variable or sub routine name

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Parameter

a parameter or "argument" is a value that is passed into a function or procedure

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IDE

Integrated Development Environment; Provides programmers with tools that are needed to create computer programs

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Rogue value

A value that can be recognized as a termination value in a loop

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Source code

The code listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable program

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Assignment statement

It copies a value (or result of a calculation) into the variable

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Iteration

Other word LOOP
Repeatedly execute a block of code until a condition has been met

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Selection

Other word for IF statement or CASE statement
Execute a block of code when a certain condition has been met

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Sequence

Instructions that will executed one after another in a sequence