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Routine or Subroutine

is a sequence of instructions that perform a frequently performed task. They have a name and a program can call them to be executed (example line, sum, rect, etc)

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Module

A section of code that is part of an overall program. It contains one or more routines.

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Sequence

Is a stet of steps taken in order, one thing following the other. Sequence of commands.

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Abstraction

Remove irrelevant characteristics to manage the complexity of the system

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Algorithm

Set of steps that defines how a task is performed

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Pseudo code

Explanatory notes, comments in the code

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Assignment

When we give a value and assign it to a variable

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Decomposition

Breaking down a problem in smaller steps

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Procedure

A subroutine that does not return values

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Modularity

Is writing and testing parts of the program separately