Flowchart Symbols

There are standard symbols used in flowcharting. These symbols and their meaning are as shown below.

Oval : Used indicate terminal point for example START or STOP

Rectangle: Used to indicate any kind of general processing function, A= for example IET A = B + C

Parallelogram: Used to indicate input of a data to the computer or output of result (information) from the computer to the outside world.

Decision Box: Used to make comparison of value and therefore take decision based on the outcome of the comparison

Arrows: Used to indicate direction of flow and to join other flowcharts

Off page connector: Used to make exit or entry to a page

Small Circle: Used to make connections between flowchart symbols on the same page

Predefined Process: Used to represent a named process that is specified elsewhere, for example, a BASIC suborgram of function

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