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Accessor

A method used to examine an attribute of an object without changing it

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Application programming interface

The set of interfaces in a package or an entire language

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Aspect ratio

The ratio of the width of an image or viewing area to its height

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Default constructor

A method that Java provides for creating objects of a class. The programmer can override this method to do extra things

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Edge detection

The process whereby the boundaries of shapes or objects are detected within an image

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Enhanced for loop

A special type of for loop that traverses an array or array list from beginning to end, binding a local variable to each element in the array or list

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Mutators

Methods of type void (do not return a value, but are used to modify contents of an object)

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Object instantiation

Makes a new object available to a program

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Object recognition

Detection of objects in images

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Row-major transversal

The process of visiting elements in a two- dimensional array whereby each element in a row is accessed before moving on to the next row

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Sampling rate

The number of samples of a sound wave taken per second of time

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Screen coordinate system

A coordinate system used by most programming languages in which the origin is in the upper-left corner of the screen, window, or panel, and the y values increase toward the bottom of the drawing area

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Sound clip

A sequence of sample values that represents a portion of a sound wave over time

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Splicing

The process of gluing together two sound clips