computer programme

Definitions of computer programme
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n (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

Synonyms:
computer program, program, programme
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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
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
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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
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
Type of:
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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