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METHOD DECLARATION
declares method (java code method with return type.. etc.)
METHOD DEFINITION
Java code that takes in data, solves a problem, and usually returns a value.
PARAMETERS
One or more type-identifier pairs that allow values to be sent to a method.
ACTUAL PARAMETERS
The number and types that help the computer tell which one you want to call.
VALUE PARAMETERS
One-way parameters; The information flows into a function but no information is passed back through the value parameters. Single valures can be passed back, but formal parameters remain the same.
FORMAL PARAMETERS
Either literal values or variables used to supply values for the value parameters.
SIGNATURE
A methods name, its number of formal parameters, and each type of parameter.
SCOPE
The area of a program in which an identifier is valid and has meaning; begins at opeing left brace, and ends at closing brace.
GLOBAL SCOPE
A scope where the identifier's declaration appears outside of a block.
LOCAL SCOPE
A scope that includes a limited section of program text.
BLOCK
The sections programs are broken down to that lead to another programming issue.
FUNCTION
Taking in a value, using it in a computation, and then returning a result.
STATIC VARIABLE
Variables associated with a particular class, automatically initialized with a default value of zero.