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Noun1.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 memorysoftware 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"
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
2.software package - merchandise consisting of a computer program that is offered for sale
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
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Investigative software packages typically prove most useful in cases involving uncooperative subjects whose business is crime.
SoftSearch can also provide an in-depth report on a particular software package. This valuable report gives complete details on the program including articles, reviews and demonstration copies of the program where available.
Published biannually since 1983, the directory, retitled the Directory of Library Automation Software, Systems, and Services, is recognized as the primary reference source for software packages used in automating libraries.
The guide walks the illustrator's software purchaser through four core decision points that must be evaluated in order to produce the right fit between the illustrator's particular needs and the right software package. These four factors are: feature set, feature set descriptions and comparison methods, ease of views and intuitiveness of design and after sales support.
"Sage Software produces some of the most effective accounting software packages designed for the small and mid-sized business market," says Jared Vogt, chairman and CEO of Avalara, based in Bainbridge Island, Wash.
In 2000, Scout received funding from the Mellon Foundation to develop a software package to meet these needs, and the Scout Portal Toolkit was born.
A concern Stroma anticipated in making the software package was that it need to be very user-friendly, which is not always an easy feat.
Bridging the gap between the software packages that stylists use to make their electronic sketches and those that can generate the engineering detail needed to produce Class A surfaces, and eventually production tooling, has been a perennial problem for automakers because of the amount of re-work necessary between packages.
The FOXALL[TM] finishing cell with its Tru-Teach[R] programming software package enables the operative to trace around a fixture mounted casting prepared to the required finished standard with a six-axis CMM arm fitted with a replica tool (which can be a cut off dise, parallel or tapered burr, disc, wheel etc).
The same software package also prints a diagnostic stating that this is irregular, and the couple actually should be filing a Form 1065, partnership return.
CBT was a commercially available purchased software package and not custom developed for the experiment.

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