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Definition of Pseudocode

an informal design notation used solely to express algorithms. includes instructions to carry out the three basic sequential operations: computation, input and output


3 qualities of good pseudocode

its intent is clear, it is effectively computable, and it is unambiguous


definition of sequential algorithm

a "straight line" algorithm that executes its instructions in a straight line from top to bottom and then stops.


Name two types of control operations, one conditional, and one iterative

conditional: if/then/else
iterative: while/do


definition of variable

a named storage location that can hold a data value


definition of library

a collection of useful, pre-written algorithms