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Related to application program: Application Program Interface
(Computer Science) a computer program that is written and designed for a specific need or purpose
a computer program used for a specific kind of task, as word processing (disting. from system program).
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|Noun||1.||application program - a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; "he has tried several different word processing applications"|
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"
active application - an application that is currently running and in the foreground
applet - a Java application; an application program that uses the client's web browser to provide a user interface
frame - an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently
natural language processing application, natural language processor - an application program that deals with natural language text
job - (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
word processing system, word processor - an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer