application program

or applications program


noun

Computers. a program used for a particular application (opposed to system program).
Also called application software, applications software.

Related forms

application programmer, nounapplication programming, noun

Definition for application software (2 of 2)

application

[ ap-li-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌæp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of application

1375–1425; late Middle English applicacio(u)n (< Middle French) < Latin applicātiōn- (stem of applicātiō), equivalent to applicāt(us) applied (past participle of applicāre to apply) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for application software (1 of 2)

application

/ (ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for application software (2 of 2)

application program


noun

a computer program that is written and designed for a specific need or purpose
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Science definitions for application software

application

[ ăp′lĭ-kāshən ]

A computer program with an interface, enabling people to use the computer as a tool to accomplish a specific task. Word processing, spreadsheet, and communications software are all examples of applications.
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