from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
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- noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
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