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8 September, 2015 - 10:43

deterministic: Pertaining to a program that does the same thing each time it runs, given the same inputs.

pseudorandom: Pertaining to a sequence of numbers that appear to be random, but are generated by a deterministic program.

default value: The value given to an optional parameter if no argument is provided.

override: To replace a default value with an argument.

benchmarking: The process of choosing between data structures by implementing alternatives and testing them on a sample of the possible inputs.