(v.) To find and remove errors (bugs) from a software program. Bugs occur in programs when a line of code or an instruction conflicts with other elements of the code.
A special program used to find errors (bugs) in other programs. A debugger allows a programmer to stop a program at any point and examine and change the values of variables.
(de��ci��bel) A unit of measurement used to express relative difference in power or intensity, usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common logarithm (an exponent used in mathematical calculations to depict the perceived levels) of the ratio of the two levels. [Adapted from The American Heritage Dictionary ]
Refers to numbers in base 10 (the numbers we use in everyday life). For example, the following are decimal numbers: 9 100345000 -256 Note that a decimal number is not necessarily a number with a decimal point in it. Numbers with decimal points (that is, numbers with a fractional part) are called fixed-point or floating-point […]
- Decision Support System (DSS)
Abbreviated DSS, the term refers to an interactive computerized system that gathers and presents data from a wide range of sources, typically for business purposes. DSS applications are systems and subsystems that help people make decisions based on data that is culled from a wide range of sources. Examples of DSS For example: a national […]
In programming, to declare is to define the name and data type of a variable or other programming construct. Many programming languages, including C and Pascal, require you to declare variables before using them.