utility program

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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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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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utility program such as Professional Master Key Utilities, Norton Utilities or Mace Utilities.
after the correct utility program was installed, the results coincided with those obtained manually and with the Frederick County computer.
Utility program administrators save time not having to review individual manufacturers' specifications and can be assured that qualified LED fixtures meet energy efficiency, color quality and projected lifetime requirements."
The STA476 Utility program works with an evaluation board from National Semiconductor containing the SCANSTA476 to perform and report DG measurements on eight analog/mixed-signal input channels which can be a troubleshooting technique during product development, environmental screening, functional testing and in-field service to verify power supply and reference voltages.

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