return

return

(rE turn') v.i.

1. (of a routine or program) to complete processing and allow the calling program to resume.

v.t.

2. (of a function) to provide (a returnvalue">return value) to the calling program that indicates the result of processing.

RETURN (SAS word)

Data step statement.

return code

n.

a numeric code that a function returns to indicate a quality of the success of the function's processing.

return key

v.t.

a key on a computer or typewriter keyboard that marks the end of a line of text typed by the user. Often, the return key is identified with the enter key.

return value

n.

the value that a function computes and provides to the calling program to indicate the result of the function's processing.

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