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4.11: Glossary

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  • deterministic:
    Pertaining to a program that does the same thing each time it runs, given the same inputs.
    pseudorandom:
    Pertaining to a sequence of numbers that appear to be random, but are generated by a deterministic program.
    default value:
    The value given to an optional parameter if no argument is provided.
    override:
    To replace a default value with an argument.
    benchmarking:
    The process of choosing between data structures by implementing alternatives and testing them on a sample of the possible inputs.