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15.8: Vocabulary

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    iteration:
    Executing a sequence of statements repeatedly.
    loop:
    A statement that executes a sequence of statements repeatedly.
    loop body:
    The statements inside the loop.
    infinite loop:
    A loop whose condition is always true.
    program development:
    A process for writing programs. So far we have seen “incremental development” and “encapsulation and generalization”.
    encapsulate:
    To wrap a sequence of statements in a method.
    generalize:
    To replace something unnecessarily specific (like a constant value) with something appropriately general (like a variable or parameter).
    loop variable:
    A variable that is initialized, tested, and updated in order to control a loop.
    increment:
    Increase the value of a variable.
    decrement:
    Decrease the value of a variable.
    pretest loop:
    A loop that tests the condition before each iteration.
    posttest loop:
    A loop that tests the condition after each iteration.

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