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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: +