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host computer. These computers are not linked directly to each other and can
communicate only via the host computer.
Star schema: A data warehouse model, which consists of one fact (major) table
and many dimension (minor) tables. The fact table stores the primary keys for all
Statement: In programming, an expression or generalized instruction in a source
Static RAM (SRAM): A type of RAM that does not need any special generator
circuits to retain the stored data. It is faster, costlier, and consumes more power
than dynamic RAM.
Storage: See memory.
Storage hierarchy: A hierarchy of storage technologies (such as cache memory,
main memory, secondary storage and mass storage) used in a computer system.
This is usually done because a single type of storage in not superior in speed of
access, capacity, and cost.
Stored program computer: A computer where the program to solve a problem and
the necessary data are stored in its memory.
StriNg Oriented symBOlic Language (SNOBOL): A programming language
designed to manipulate strings of characters and used for non-numeric
Structured design: A system design approach in which a difficult problem is
broken into smaller problems that is small enough to manage but independent
enough to solve separately. Structured programming: An organized approach to programming involving the
use of the three basic control structures - sequence, selection, and iteration, and the
use of top-down concepts to decompose main functions into lower-level
components for modular coding purposes.
Study phase: A system life-cycle phase during which a problem is identified,
alternative solutions are studied, and the most feasible solution is selected.
Subprocedure: See subroutine.
Subprogram: See subroutine.
Subroutine: A standardized program written in such a way that it can be used as
part of another program whenever necessary. A subroutine is normally invoked
through other programs by the use of CALL statement...
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