Definitions for "Assignment Operator"
In programming, assignment operators assign a value to a variable. The equal sign is the most common assignment operator.
The symbol (:=) in PL/SQL. Variables can be assigned an initial value, using either the DEFAULT keyword or PL/SQL assignment operator (:=).
a function that sets a pre-existing variable to a value of the same type
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a clever little short cut that helps clean up your code, and can make things run a little faster