utility program


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utility program

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.

util′ity pro`gram


n.
a system program used esp. to simplify standard computer operations, as sorting, copying, or deleting files.
[1960]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utility program - (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computerutility program - (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"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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"
device driver, driver - (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
diagnostic program - a program that recognizes and explains faults in the equipment or mistakes in a computer program
input program - a utility program that organizes the input to a computer
output program - a utility program that organizes the output of a computer
sort program, sorting program - a utility program that sorts data items
trace program - a utility program that exhibits the sequence and results of executing the instructions in another program
service routine, utility routine - a routine that can be used as needed
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PC users can determine for themselves if their computer contains the flawed component by downloading and running a utility program available from the Intel support Web site (http://www.
SmartWatt Energy's vertically integrated program delivery platform ensures utility program success and client satisfaction, because all elements of the utility program are handled by a talented, integrated, cross-functional team.
Residents may not know that they can be polluting the storm drains from some of their routine chores, such as washing the car, painting the house and changing the oil in the car,'' said Jeanne Geno, information assistant for the city's storm water utility program.
Disk branding, while it doesn't protect the actual data, allows users to imprint unused disk space with identifying information that is visible only with a disk utility program.
Panel presentations with utility program managers and sessions by industry experts will explore incorporating energy efficiency initiatives into utility-sponsored programs to leverage federal stimulus, state and utility-sponsored incentive programs aimed at green collar workforce development, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions reduction.
We knew this was coming,'' said Don Williams, the city's storm-water utility program coordinator.

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