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utility program

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.
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util′ity pro`gram

a system program used esp. to simplify standard computer operations, as sorting, copying, or deleting files.
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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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