algorithm A step-by-step procedure for solving a problem, such as Euclid’s algorithm mergesort, or binary search.
alias Two (or more) variables that refer to the same object.
API (application programming interface) Specification of the set of operations that characterize how a client can use a data type.
array A data structure that holds a sequence of values of the same type, with support for creation, indexed access, indexed assignment, and iteration.
argument An expression that Java evaluates and passes by value to a method.
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) A widely used standard for encoding English text, which is incorporated into Unicode.
assignment statement A Java statement consisting of a variable name ...