Honors Computer Vocabulary: Lesson 3

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Arithmetic Expressions

an operator group that produces an answer

Comments

side notes only for the better understanding of the programmer

Exception

A rarely occurring mistake that only comes to light when the program is running

Literal

part of the code that is self explanatory

Logic Error

an error in the output produced (syntax error

Package

a collection of classes together

Pseudocode

a cross between English and Java that looks relatively like Java

Reserved Words

A list of words that is standard throughout Java

Run-Time Error

When the compilation of the code is complete, and an error warning appears

Semantics

They tell how you decode a statements purpose

Syntax

They are the rules by which you write code into statements

Virus

A program that hacks into another computer and destroys it

Instantiation

Initializing a string variable- for instance of a particular type

Syntax Error

an error that occurs when punctuation, spelling, or key placement is messed up

Mixed-Mode Arithmetic

expressions that contain 2 different types of data: double and int

Casting

An Operator that is used to convert a value of one type to the value of another

Algorithm

a finite sequence of effective statements, when applied to a problem, will solve it

Constant

a symbol whose value cannot be changed

Final

A method that cannot be implemented by a subclass

Variable

A memory location, referenced by an identifier, whose value ca be changed during execution of a program

Concatenation Operator

An operator that combines strings together on the end of others. ex: +

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