application program


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application program

n
(Computer Science) a computer program that is written and designed for a specific need or purpose

applica′tion pro`gram


n.
a computer program used for a specific kind of task, as word processing (disting. from system program).
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Noun1.application program - a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a taskapplication program - a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; "he has tried several different word processing applications"
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
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
web browser, 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
editor program, editor - (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
Translations

application program

n (Comput) → programma applicativo
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VR Juggler, for example, completely manages the application program control by strictly defining the application functions that are called in predetermined order.
Previously, you may have had to search out the application program and load it before you could find the data or use special utilities.
Many popular accounting, spreadsheet, database and word processing programs can convert files configured in their formats for use in many other application programs.
In addition, it's easy to copy and transfer data or even graphics from a file in one application program to another.
OnTime can be run as a memoryresident program, which means it can be launched without exiting another application program, and a network version is available.

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