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20.8: Glossary

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  • multiple assignment:
    Making more than one assignment to the same variable during the execution of a program.
    update:
    An assignment where the new value of the variable depends on the old.
    initialization:
    An assignment that gives an initial value to a variable that will be updated.
    increment:
    An update that increases the value of a variable (often by one).
    decrement:
    An update that decreases the value of a variable.
    iteration:
    Repeated execution of a set of statements using either a recursive function call or a loop.
    infinite loop:
    A loop in which the terminating condition is never satisfied.
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