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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

Etymologies

sub- +‎ routine (Wiktionary)

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