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An array that uses a single subscript is called a one dimensional array. The slots of the array can be thought of as lined up one after the other in a line. Two dimensional arrays, three dimensional arrays, and higher dimensional arrays also exist. This chapter discusses typical ways in which one dimensional arrays are used.
The slots of an array are often called elements. In a one dimensional array, the elements are accessed using a single index.