Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||software system - (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"|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
alpha software - a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
authoring language - software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming
beta software - software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release; "beta software is usually available only to particular users who will test it"
compatible software - software that can run on different computers without modification
compatible software - application software programs that share common conventions so they can be utilized together
computer-aided design, CAD - software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
freeware - software that is provided without charge
groupware - software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
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"
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
shareware - software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.
shrink-wrapped software - software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)
spyware - computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
supervisory software - specialized programs that reside permanently in the computer's main memory and control the processing of user's programs
software documentation, documentation - program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
database management system, DBMS - a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database
upgrade - software that provides better performance than an earlier version did