program

  

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1. A plan of action aimed at accomplishing a clear business objective, with details on what work is to be done, by whom, when, and what means or resources will be used.
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Computing: A set of coded instructions that a computer can understand to solve a problem or produce a desired result. Two basic types of computer programs are (1) an operating system, which provides the most fundamental instructions a computer uses in its operations, and (2) an application program, which runs on the operating system and does a specific job such as word processing.

Programs are written either in one of high-level programming languages (such as BASIC, C, Java) which are easier but execute relatively slowly, or in one of low-level languages (assembly language or machine language) which are very complex but execute very fast.

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