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print function


A built-in Python function that can be used to display printed text to the screen. Print takes any number of arguments of any data type.
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absolute address


A specific address (in reference to aboslute position) in memory.
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abstract


seperating the conceptualization from the actual implementation of an idea.
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address


A location of data (usually in memory or some other storage device).
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accumulator variable


An accumulator variable is a variable that is declared outside of a loop and used within a loop to keep track of information throughout all loop iterations. For example, you could create a 'total' variable outside of a loop and then add values to this variable from within the loop to create a running total of values. total = 0 while True: [..]
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argument


Data that is provided to a function when the function is called.
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assignment operator


The assignment operator is used to tell Python to store information in a variable. The single equal sign ( = ) is the assignment operator in Python. For example: # assign the number 5 to the variable 'foo' foo = 5
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augmented assignment operators


The augmented assignment operators (+=, -=, /=, *=, etc) are 'shortcut' operators for a self-referential assignment. For example, these two statements are the same: a = a + 1 a += 1
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break


Called from inside a loop, the break statement immediately terminates the loop and causes Python to continue the program starting on the line directly after the loop. For example: # this program prints all numbers from 0 to 4. # when a >= 5 we terminate the loop with a call to the "break" statement while True: print (a) a += 1 if a > [..]
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