software program

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: program - (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 memorysoftware program - (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
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In fact, nothing we were doing with our curriculum was getting the scores to move until we introduced Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor Algebra software program.
Alternative or label overlays modify the layout or character design of the keyboard; the software program reconfigures the layout.
For Doug McCormack, writing a data mining software program is one of the more creative technological processes he can think of.
It may be necessary for the family to invest only in the software program you require.
VANCOUVER -- Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters has adopted a software program created by Third Sector Software Solutions Inc.
This might occur even if the taxpayer carefully answers every question asked by the tax preparation software program.
Too often, companies purchase and install an email software program without truly understanding its functions and proper use.
The Navy has distributed over 10,000 copies of the software program, and a number of parents have called to request additional support.
The two older children, Dominique and Alexandria, use their computer to do homework and play video games, although their mother is looking into a musical instrument software program.
designed a software program that analyzes digitized X-ray films of the breast.
Example 1: Company X purchases a general ledger software program to maintain its financial records.

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