Glossary for Geospatial Science

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local variable:  (SML)  Variables that belong to a function or procedure and exist only for that procedure are “local variables.”  No variable is local unless it has been  explicitly designated so with the “local” statement in the function or procedure.  A local variable may have the same name as a variable used elsewhere in the program without affecting it.