computer programme


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Noun1.computer programme - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and executecomputer programme - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
anti-virus program - a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spread
application program, applications programme, application - 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"
binary program, binary - a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system; "the same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems"
loop - a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
malevolent program - a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
patch - a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
assembler, assembly program - a program to convert assembly language into machine language
checking program - a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors
compiling program, compiler - (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
debugger - a program that helps in locating and correcting programming errors
user interface, interface - (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system
interpretive program, interpreter - (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
job control - a program that is called to prepare each job to be run
library program - a program in a program library
monitor program, monitoring program - a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system
object program, target program - a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
source program - a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
parser - a computer program that divides code up into functional components; "compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code"
tagging program, tagger - a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
relocatable program - a program that can be located in different parts of memory at different times
reusable program - a program that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
Web Map Server, Web Map Service - a computer program that produces maps of spatially referenced data dynamically from geographic information
search engine - a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
self-adapting program - a program that can change its performance in response to its environment
spider, wanderer - a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
spreadsheet - a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen
stored program - a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it
executive program, supervisory program, supervisor - a program that controls the execution of other programs
syntax checker - a program to check natural language syntax
system program, systems program, systems software - a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
text-matching - a computer program that looks for text that matches a given text; "Google uses text-matching to find web pages containing a particular text"
translating program, translator - a program that translates one programming language into another
service program, utility program, utility - (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
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Summary: Any computer programme capable of solving the famous 'Queens Puzzle' efficiently, would be so powerful, it would be capable of solving tasks currently considered impossible
Any computer programme capable of solving the famous "Queens Puzzle" efficiently, would be so powerful, it would be capable of solving tasks currently considered impossible such as decrypting the toughest security on the internet, the team of researchers from University of St Andrews in Britain.
The debate also focused on the scope of the claims (scope of the invention that may be claimed): this refers to article 5, which states that an invention may be claimed either as a "product", that is, as a computer programme, a programmed computer network or programmed equipment, or as a procedure implemented by such equipment.

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