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application program

or applications program

noun
1.
Computers. a program used for a particular application (opposed to system program).
Also called application software, applications software.
Related forms
application programmer, noun
application programming, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for application programming

application program

noun
1.
a computer program that is written and designed for a specific need or purpose
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Contemporary definitions for application programming
noun

the writing of computer programs to perform a specific task or purpose

Examples

Application programming can help the computer perform more complicated tasks by passing a single instruction and is often used in telephony.

Usage Note

computing

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