Terminology Questions


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What is an algorithm?
a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.
What is an abstraction?
it is used to reduce complexity and allow efficient design and implementation of complex software systems
What is ASCII?
a method of encoding characters that is based on the order of alphabetic characters in the English language
What are annotations?
documentation and comments that may be found on code logic; is typically ignored once the code is executed or compiled
What is data abstraction?
the reduction of a particular body of data to a simplified representation of the whole
What is procedural abstraction?
the idea that each method should have a coherent conceptual description that separates its implementation from its users