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formal argument

<programming> (Or "parameter") A name in a function or subroutine definition that is replaced by, or bound to, the corresponding actual argument when the function or subroutine is called. In many languages formal arguments behave like local variables which get initialised on entry.

See: argument.



Nearby terms: FORM FORMAC FORMAL formal argument Formal Description Technique formal methods Formal Object Role Modeling Language