Definition of subprogram in US English:



  • ‘if you want this button to do something, you write a subprogram to handle it’
    another term for subroutine
    • ‘Or a program text might be ruined by alteration of a critical subprogram that makes the program as a whole useless.’
    • ‘After the model was selected, the AREG subprogram computed the equations.’
    • ‘From the above PCS computation, important PC scores are screened (PCA is a subroutine subprogram of PCS).’
    • ‘An expression could invoke recursive functions or entire subprograms, for example.’
    • ‘Since software uses the stack quite actively, particularly when calling subprograms, the introduction of the dedicated stack manager reduces the load on the CPU's execution units.’