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computer program

Definitions of computer program
  1. noun
    (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
    synonyms: computer programme, program, programme
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    anti-virus program
    a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spread
    application, application program, applications programme
    a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
    binary, binary program
    a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system
    loop
    a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
    malevolent program, malware
    a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
    patch
    a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
    assembler, assembly program
    a program to convert assembly language into machine language
    checking program
    a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors
    compiler, compiling program
    (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
    debugger
    a program that helps in locating and correcting programming errors
    interface, user interface
    (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system
    interpreter, interpretive program
    (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
    job control
    a program that is called to prepare each job to be run
    library program
    a program in a program library
    monitor program, monitoring program
    a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system
    object program, target program
    a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
    source program
    a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
    parser
    a computer program that divides code up into functional components
    tagger, tagging program
    a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
    relocatable program
    a program that can be located in different parts of memory at different times
    reusable program
    a program that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
    Web Map Server, Web Map Service
    a computer program that produces maps of spatially referenced data dynamically from geographic information
    search engine
    a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
    self-adapting program
    a program that can change its performance in response to its environment
    spider, wanderer
    a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    spreadsheet
    a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen
    stored program
    a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it
    executive program, supervisor, supervisory program
    a program that controls the execution of other programs
    syntax checker
    a program to check natural language syntax
    system program, systems program, systems software
    a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
    text-matching
    a computer program that looks for text that matches a given text
    translating program, translator
    a program that translates one programming language into another
    service program, utility, utility program
    (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
    LISP program
    a program written in LISP
    FORTRAN program
    a program written in FORTRAN
    C program
    a program written in C
    active application
    an application that is currently running and in the foreground
    applet
    a Java application; an application program that uses the client's web browser to provide a user interface
    frame
    an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently
    browser, web browser
    a program used to view HTML documents
    natural language processing application, natural language processor
    an application program that deals with natural language text
    job
    (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
    word processing system, word processor
    an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer
    C compiler
    a compiler for programs written in C
    Fortran compiler
    a compiler for programs written in FORTRAN
    LISP compiler
    a compiler for programs written in LISP
    Pascal compiler
    a compiler for programs written in Pascal
    device driver, driver
    (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
    diagnostic program
    a program that recognizes and explains faults in the equipment or mistakes in a computer program
    editor, editor program
    (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
    input program
    a utility program that organizes the input to a computer
    CLI, command line interface
    a user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon
    GUI, graphical user interface
    a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text; uses a mouse as well as a keyboard as an input device
    output program
    a utility program that organizes the output of a computer
    sense tagger
    a tagging program whose labels indicate the meanings of words or expressions
    part-of-speech tagger, pos tagger
    a tagging program whose labels indicate a word's part of speech
    sort program, sorting program
    a utility program that sorts data items
    trace program
    a utility program that exhibits the sequence and results of executing the instructions in another program
    logic bomb, slag code
    a set of instructions inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied; when exploded it may delete or corrupt data, or print a spurious message, or have other harmful effects
    trojan, trojan horse
    a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful
    computer virus, virus
    a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
    worm
    a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network
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    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
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