from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A program that performs a specific task related to the management of computer functions, resources, or files, as password protection, memory management, virus protection, and file compression.
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- n. any of a large range of software, often included with the operating system of a mainframe or personal computer, that runs specific tasks associated with the computer or its environment
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- n. (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
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I hooked up the Laplink, then handed the light to LuEllen, brought the machine up, stuck in a disk, and loaded a utility program of my own.