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SOFTWARE

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Definition:
Programs, procedures and data associated with the operation of a computer system.

Context:
There are two types of software—system software which controls the operation of the computer, (i.e., Windows, DOS,) and application software (i.e., Word, EXCEL, MS ACCESS, Lotus). (Statistics Canada, Educational Resources, Glossary of Statistical Terms).

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names, United Nations, New York, + openprojects.org2002.

Cross References:
Hardware

Hyperlink:
http://www.openprojects.org/software-definition.htm

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, June 13, 2013