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The Role of Variable

TermDefinition
Fixed Value A variable that is given a value that then does no change for a duration of a loop
Stepper A variable used to move through an array or other data structure, often heading towards a fixed value and stepping through elements in an array
Most Recent Holder A variable used to record the last thing inserted by a user or a the latest value being read from an array
Gatherer A variable that accumulates or tallies up set of data and inputs. It is very useful for calculating totals or totals that will be used to calculate averages
Most Wanted Holder A variable that keeps track of the lowest or highest value in a set of inputs
Follower Used to keep check of a previous value of a variable, so that a new value can be compared
Temporary A variable used for storing something for a very short period of time
Transformation Used to store the result of a calculation involving more than one variable
Organiser A data structure which is only used for rearranging its elements after initialisation
One-Way Flag A two-valued data entity that cannot get its initial value once its value has been changed
Container A data structure where elements can be added and removed
Walker A data entity that traverse a data structure
Created by: hcottrell