for loop

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From the keyword FOR used in many programming languages for this purpose.

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for loop (plural for loops)

  1. (computing) A section of code in which an instruction or group of instructions is executed a specific number of times depending on the value of a loop counter
    An example of a for loop in BASIC: FOR X=1 TO 10: PRINT 1/X: NEXT.

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