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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where software or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the market for software is expected to expand

Synonyms for software in the sense of this definition

(software is a kind of ...) (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

(... is a kind of software ) software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

(... is a kind of software ) a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

(... is a kind of software ) software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.

(... is a kind of software ) software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)

(... is a kind of software ) computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent

(... is a kind of software ) malicious software, designed to break into a system

(... is a kind of software ) specialized programs that reside permanently in the computer's main memory and control the processing of user's programs

(... is a kind of software ) program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs

(... is a kind of software ) a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database

(... is a kind of software ) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

(... is a kind of software ) (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services

(... is a kind of software ) software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space

(... is a kind of software ) a software module that extends or enhances the capabilities of an existing application

(... is a kind of software ) a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers

(... is a kind of software ) software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming

(... is a kind of 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"

(... is a kind of software ) software that can run on different computers without modification

(... is a kind of software ) application software programs that share common conventions so they can be utilized together

(... is a kind of software ) software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing

(... is a kind of software ) software that is provided without charge

(software belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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