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n. (context computing English) A program contained within a larger program


n. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program [syn: routine, subroutine, procedure, function]

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Platoons of medical personnel in bubble helmets fussed with banks of equipment, rehearsing their various subprograms on the tiered screens, while coveralled technicians checked out a small thicket of jointed mechanical arms bearing the computerized microsurgical instruments.

Both sense and response, automatically translated into algorithms by a subprogram.