Meaning of subroutine

sub•rou•tine

Pronunciation: (sub'r-tēn"), [key]
— n. Computers.
  1. an instruction sequence in a machine or assembly language program that can be prewritten and referred to as often as needed. Cf.(def. 4a).
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