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- n. A complete piece of software. A set of instructions for a computer. This term can refer to either the executable form that a computer can execute (executable code) or the human readable form (source code). (Several programs, each of which does a task, can be collected as a software package or suite).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a sequence of instructions, stored in any medium, that can be interpreted and executed by a computer; -- called most frequently a program. This term is used both for the written program (a document) and for its corresponding electronic version stored or executed on the computer. See instruction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
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Check the Army Employer Network Data Base, a computer program that lists thousands of companies looking for people with military backgrounds.
Three minutes into the landing sequence, the devilish SimSup played his wild card: “Okay, gang, let’s sock it to them and see what they know about computer program alarms.”
He knew that IBIS stood for Integrated Ballistic Identification System, a new computer program that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms used to store bullet and shell casings.
If they overcame the fear problem, they still had to face the frustration of trying to decipher cryptic error messages ( "*** TOO MANY PARENS" or "$27 Error"), or lack of success in getting the computer program to do what they wanted it to do.