Terms and Definitions

As I learn more about programming, data analysis and other complex topics, I intend to keep track of all the terms and write down their definitions here, including any plain-English definitions and examples that I come up with.

As I’m still learning, this page is very much a work-in-progress and I can’t guarantee these terms are defined correctly.

Although I’m loath to describe complex terms with other complex terms, sometimes it’s just not possible so any words used in this manner will have links so that you may refer to that definition.

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What does the term "Urnary operator" mean?

Operators that affect a single variable. So the use of – to make a negative number is a urnary operator. Operator Use Description ++ x++ x + 1 ++x — x– x – 1 –x Note that with unary operators you can have post-increment and pre-increment. x++ is post-increment; the number is incremented by 1 […]

What does the term "Variable" mean?

A named storage area for values that can vary. You can updated the value(s) within a variable at any time. An item that cannot be changed is referred to as a constant.

What does the term "White space" mean?

White space refers to the use of spacing within your code or writing so that the text on a page can be read more easily. For example, when wanting to give the impression that you have created a table. First name Surname Jane Doe John Doe Most languages such as C#, JavaScript, HTML etc. do […]

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