I am searching for the correct term usage in my Java code, although you don't need to know anything about programming to answer my question.
- My "something" can be "required" (mandatory) or not (optional).
- If it's required, then I want a term that indicates if it's missing or not
- If it's not required, then it obviously cannot be "missing"
I know the terms I stated are "correct" but I'd like to know other synonyms or even antonym that would express that logic better.
I thought of "lacking", "absent", or "missing" or the antonyms "filled", "exists", or something like this.
I know the semantics are about the same, but I'm sure there's a better way to describe it!