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..
Series of instructions that tells a computer how to perform the tasks necessary to process data into information; also called a program. 1.10- 15, 5.3, 15.2 application, see Application software communications, 9.23-24 custom, 1.14 downloading, 1.14, 15 e-commerce, 10.18, 24 home users, 1.29 laser printers, 6.18 license agreement, 12.14 packaged, 1.13 productivity, 3.7-21 purchasing, 1.13-15 purchasing computer and, 8.49 registration, 8.59 running, 1.11 sharing using networks, 9.11 site license, 9.11, 12.15 smart, 11.28-29 system, 1.12 viruses, 12.2
A computer program is a set of programming instructions that enable a computer to perform certain functions or achieve certain results.(FR:Programme d'ordinateur, IT:Programma per elaboratore (Software) , DE:Computerprogramm)
(As defined by the Copyright Statute) A "computer program" is a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in a computer in order to bring about a certain result. 17 U.S.C. § 101.
a solution of a problem by calculation with the abstract entities of a generic data processing machine, such as input, output, processor, memory, storage and interfaces for information exchange with external systems and human users