computer program

noun
(computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
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the program required several hundred lines of code

Derivationally related forms: ↑programme (for: ↑programme), ↑program (for: ↑program)
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hyponyms:
anti-virus program, ↑application, ↑application program, ↑applications programme, ↑binary, ↑binary program, ↑loop, ↑malevolent program, ↑patch, ↑assembler, ↑assembly program, ↑checking program, ↑compiler, ↑compiling program, ↑debugger, ↑interface, ↑user interface, ↑interpreter, ↑interpretive program, ↑job control, ↑library program, ↑monitor program, ↑monitoring program, ↑object program, ↑target program, ↑source program, ↑parser, ↑tagger, ↑tagging program, ↑relocatable program, ↑reusable program, ↑Web Map Service, ↑Web Map Server, ↑search engine, ↑self-adapting program, ↑spider, ↑wanderer, ↑spreadsheet, ↑stored program, ↑supervisory program, ↑supervisor, ↑executive program, ↑syntax checker, ↑system program, ↑systems program, ↑systems software, ↑text-matching, ↑translator, ↑translating program, ↑utility program, ↑utility, ↑service program, ↑LISP program, ↑FORTRAN program, ↑C program
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computer program UK US noun [countable] [singular computer program plural computer programs] computing
a set of instructions stored inside a computer that allows the user to do a particular thing, for example produce a document or play a game. Someone who writes computer programs is called a computer programmer .
Thesaurus: computer programs and systemshyponym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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