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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute;
- Example: "the program required several hundred lines of code"
[syn: program, programme, computer program, computer programme]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

computer program n 1: (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code" [syn: program, programme, computer program, computer programme]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "computer program": ALGOL, COBOL, FORTRAN, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, angular data, assembler, binary digit, binary scale, binary system, bit, bug, byte, command pulses, commands, compiler, computer code, computer language, control signals, controlled quantity, correcting signals, data, error, error signals, feedback pulses, feedback signals, film data, hexadecimal system, information, input data, input quantity, instructions, machine language, message, multiple messages, noise, numeric data, octal system, oscillograph data, output data, output quantity, play, polar data, punch-card data, random data, rectangular data, reference quantity, ruly English, signals, single messages, unorganized data, visible-speech data
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

software computer program program (Or "computer program", "program", "code") The instructions executed by a computer, as opposed to the physical device on which they run (the "hardware"). The term was coined by the eminent statistician, John Tukey. Programs stored on non-volatile storage built from integrated circuits (e.g. ROM or PROM) are usually called firmware. Software can be split into two main types - system software and application software or application programs. System software is any software required to support the production or execution of application programs but which is not specific to any particular application. Examples of system software would include the operating system, compilers, editors and sorting programs. Examples of application programs would include an accounts package or a CAD program. Other broad classes of application software include real-time software, business software, scientific and engineering software, embedded software, personal computer software and artificial intelligence software. Software includes both source code written by humans and executable machine code produced by assemblers or compilers. It does not usually include the data processed by programs unless this is in a format such as multimedia which depends on the use of computers for its presentation. This distinction becomes unclear in cases such as spread sheets which can contain both instructions (formulae and macros) and data. There are also various intermediate compiled or semi-compiled, forms of software such as library files and byte-code. Some claim that documentation (both paper and electronic) is also software. Others go further and define software to be programs plus documentation though this does not correspond with common usage. The noun "program" describes a single, complete and more-or-less self-contained list of instructions, often stored in a single file, whereas "code" and "software" are uncountable nouns describing some number of instructions which may constitute one or more programs or part thereof. Most programs, however, rely heavily on various kinds of operating system software for their execution. The nounds "code" and "software" both refer to the same thing but "code" tends to suggest an interest in the implementation details whereas "software" is more of a user's term. (2002-07-21)