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8.G: Lists (Glossary)

aliasing
A circumstance where two or more variables refer to the same object.
delimiter
A character or string used to indicate where a string should be split.
element
One of the values in a list (or other sequence); also called items.
equivalent
Having the same value.
index
An integer value that indicates an element in a list.
identical
Being the same object (which implies equivalence).
list
A sequence of values.
list traversal
The sequential accessing of each element in a list.
nested list
A list that is an element of another list.
object
Something a variable can refer to. An object has a type and a value.
reference
The association between a variable and its value.