A small program, or set of small programs, that supports the OS by providing additional services that the OS does not provide. Some services they commonly provide are: disk backup, disk optimization, file recovery, safe formatting, and resource editing.
A program designed to perform maintenance work on a system or on system components, e.g. a storage backup program, a disk and file recovery program, or a resource editor. The CCITT international communications standards, pronounced "vee-dot." Various V. standards cover speed (modulation), error correction, data compression, and signaling characteristics.
(ISO) A computer program in general support of the processes of a computer; e.g., a diagnostic program, a trace program, a sort program. Syn: service program. See: utility software.