computer program

computer program
computer program computer program n. a sequence of instructions, stored in any medium, that can be interpreted and executed by a computer; -- called most frequently a {program}. This term is used both for the written program (a document) and for its corresponding electronic version stored or executed on the computer. See {instruction}; as, Version 1.0 of the program had a serious bug that caused the computer to crash frequently..

Syn: program, program, computer programme. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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