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4 September, 2015 - 14:38

list: A sequence of values.

element: One of the values in a list (or other sequence), also called items.

index: An integer value that indicates an element in a list.

nested list: A list that is an element of another list.

list traversal: The sequential accessing of each element in a list.

mapping: A relationship in which each element of one set corresponds to an element of another set. For example, a list is a mapping from indices to elements.

accumulator: A variable used in a loop to add up or accumulate a result.

augmented assignment: A statement that updates the value of a variable using an operator like +=.

reduce: A processing pattern that traverses a sequence and accumulates the elements into a single result.

map: A processing pattern that traverses a sequence and performs an operation on each element.

lter: A processing pattern that traverses a list and selects the elements that satisfy some criterion.

object: Something a variable can refer to. An object has a type and a value.

equivalent: Having the same value.

identical: Being the same object (which implies equivalence).

reference: The association between a variable and its value.

aliasing: A circumstance where two or more variables refer to the same object.

delimiter: A character or string used to indicate where a string should be split.