from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer Science A set of instructions that performs a specific task for a main routine, requiring direction back to the proper place in the main routine on completion of the task.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A section of code, called by the main body of a program, that implements a task. While it may be used at more than one point in a program, it need not be.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
sub- + routine (Wiktionary)