This Definition of Terms was used on a CASE STUDY entitled “Comparison and Contrast of sorting algorithm between Visual Basic.net and Java (Netbeans)”. This part of your chapter 1 will enlighten your readers on some jargons that you used on your case study. This will help them to easily understand the words by just looking at your Definition of Terms. This is only used on case study and may vary from one school to another. Please ask your adviser what format does your school follow for further clarification.
SAMPLE OF DEFINITION OF TERMS: COMPARISON AND CONTRAST OF SORTING ALGORITHM BETWEEN VISUAL BASIC.NET AND JAVA (NETBEANS)
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Algorithm. is an effective method for solving a problem expressed as a finite sequence of instructions. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and many other fields.
GUI. Graphical User Interface, a type of display format that enables users to start command, run programs and see list of files and other options by pointing to and pictorial representation called icons list of menu items on the screen.
Memory Usage. The memory being used by the program when it is executed or being run.
Runtime. is when a program is running (or being executable). That is, when you start a program running in a computer, it is runtime for that program. In some programming languages, certain reusable programs or “routines” are built and packaged as a “runtime library.”
Sorting. Sorting is the process of putting a list or a group of items in a specific order. Some common sorting criteria are: alphabetical or numerical. Sorting can also be done in ascending order (A-Z) or descending order (Z-A).
Search Algorithm. broadly speaking, is an algorithm for finding an item with specified properties among a collection of items.