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operating system

n.
Software designed to control the hardware of a specific data-processing system in order to allow users and application programs to make use of it.
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operating system

n
(Computer Science) the set of software that controls the overall operation of a computer system, typically by performing such tasks as memory allocation, job scheduling, and input/output control
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op′erating sys`tem


n.
the software that directs a computer's operations, as by controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs and managing storage and input/output.
[1960–65]
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op·er·at·ing system

(ŏp′ə-rā′tĭng)
Software designed to control the hardware of a specific data-processing system in order to allow users and programs to make use of the system.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.operating system - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various servicesoperating system - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
platform - the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
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"
disk operating system, DOS - an operating system that is on a disk
UNIX, UNIX operating system, UNIX system - trademark for a powerful operating system
executive program, supervisory program, supervisor - a program that controls the execution of other programs
Windows - (trademark) an operating system with a graphical user interface
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Translations
sistema operatiu
operační systém
operativsystemstyresystem
käyttöjärjestelmä
système d’exploitation
operacijski sustav
operációs rendszer
stýrikerfi
オペレーティングシステム
system operacyjny
operativsystem

operating system

n (Comput) → sistema m operativo
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