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Scope can be defined as the range of availability a variable has to the program in which it is declared. PHP variables can be one of four scope types −

  • Local variables
  • Function parameters
  • Global variables
  • Static variables

NOTE − PHP Functions are covered in detail in PHP Function Chapter.

But in short a function is a small unit of program which can take some input in the form of parameters and does some processing and may return a some value.

Function Parameters

Function parameters are declared after the function name and inside parentheses. They are declared much like a typical variable would be −

<?php
   // multiply a value by 10 and return it to the caller
   function multiply ($value) {
      $value = $value * 10;
      return $value;
   }
   
   $retval = multiply (10);
   Print "Return value is $retval\n";
?>

This will produce the following result −

Return value is 100
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