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IB Computer Science - Command Terms

exam review for IB Computer Science - command terms
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define
Give the precise meaning of a word or phrase as concisely as possible
state
Give a specific name or other brief answer. No supporting argument or calculation is necessary.
apply
Use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in a new situation.
calculate
Find an accurate answer using mathematical or other formal methods. Show the working unless instructed not to do so. "Convert", "Express" or "Simplify" may be used to refer to specific forms.
describe
Give a detailed account, including all the relevant information.
estimate
Find an approximate answer, generally using mathematical methods.
identify
Find an answer from a number of possibilities.
outline
Give a brief account or summary, including essential information only.
trace
Follow and record the action of an algorithm, often using a table.
analyze
Interpret information to reach conclusions.
compare
Give an account of similarities and differences between two (or more) items, referring to both (all) of them throughout. Can be given using a table.
discuss
Give an account including, where possible, a range of arguments and assessments of the relative importance of various factors or comparison of alternative hypotheses or ideas.
explain
Give a clear account including causes, reasons or mechanisms.
evaluate
Assess the implications and limitations.
construct
Formulate and/or assemble information in a logical manner.
design
Produce a plan, object, simulation or model.
determine
Find the only possible answer.
suggest
Propose a solution, hypothesis or other possible answer.
draw
Represent by means of pencil lines. Add labels unless told not to do so.