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computer code

Definitions of computer code
  1. noun
    (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
    synonyms: code
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    Microsoft disk operating system
    an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computers
    Linux
    an open-source version of the UNIX operating system
    MapQuest
    a free, widely-used Web Map Server
    Google
    a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search
    Yahoo
    a widely used search engine for the web that finds information, news, images, products, finance
    Ask Jeeves
    a widely used search engine accepting plain English questions or phrases or terms
    Internet Explorer
    a commercial browser
    Konqueror
    a freeware browser for Linux
    lynx
    a text browser
    Mosaic
    a freeware browser
    Netscape
    a commercial browser
    Opera
    a commercial browser
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    address, computer address, reference
    (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    ASCII, American Standard Code for Information Interchange
    (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
    binary code
    code using a string of 8 binary digits to represent characters
    ECC, error correction code
    (telecommunication) a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors
    firmware, microcode
    (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
    machine code, machine language
    a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation
    object code
    the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer
    operation code, order code
    the portion of a set of operation descriptions that specifies the operation to be performed; the set of operations in a computer
    computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system
    (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
    command, instruction, program line, statement
    (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
    argument, parameter
    (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
    cyclic redundancy check
    an error correction code that is recorded in each sector of a magnetic disk and used to catch errors in the data
    URL, uniform resource locator, universal resource locator
    the address of a web page on the world wide web
    alpha software
    a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
    authoring language
    software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming
    beta software
    software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release
    compatible software
    software that can run on different computers without modification
    compatible software
    application software programs that share common conventions so they can be utilized together
    CAD, computer-aided design
    software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
    freeware
    software that is provided without charge
    groupware
    software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
    OS, operating system
    (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
    computer program, computer programme, program, programme
    (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
    function, procedure, routine, subprogram, subroutine
    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
    call
    an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
    command line
    commands that a user types in order to run an application
    link
    (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
    macro, macro instruction
    a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
    system error
    an instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules
    toggle
    any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time
    shareware
    software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.
    shrink-wrapped software
    software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)
    spyware
    computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
    supervisory software
    specialized programs that reside permanently in the computer's main memory and control the processing of user's programs
    documentation, software documentation
    program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
    DBMS, database management system
    a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database
    upgrade
    software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
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    coding system
    a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages
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