Glossary

This glossary describes terminology and acronyms used in the Drupal project and by the Drupal community. These terms are not (typically) specific to any version of Drupal. However, Drupal 8 introduces a broad swathe of new concepts, terms and acronyms. See Drupal 8 Background & Prerequisites for an initial list.

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action #
A function that operates like a stored procedure. The function parameters, if any, are stored in the database and the function is executed by retrieving these stored parameters and calling the function.
anonymous #
A visitor to a Drupal website who is not currently logged in. Drupal considers any such visitor as being the anonymous user, with the user ID 0, and belonging to the anonymous user role.
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