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 for block-structured
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  block-structured
  structured language
  
      Any programming language in which sections of
     source code contained within pairs of matching delimiters
     such as "{" and "" (e.g. in C) or "begin" and "end"
     (e.g. Algol) are executed as a single unit.  A block of code
     may be the body of a subroutine or function, or it may be
     controlled by conditional execution ({if statement) or
     repeated execution ({while statement, for statement, etc.).
  
     In all but the most primitive block structured languages a
     variable's scope can be limited to the block in which it
     is declared.
  
     Block-structured languages support structured programming
     where each block can be written without detailed knowledge of
     the inner workings of other blocks, thus allowing a top-down
     design approach.
  
     See also abstract data type, module.
  
     (2004-09-29)
  

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