copying program

copying program

[′käp·ē·iŋ ‚prō·grəm]
(computer science)
A system program which copies a data or program file from one peripheral device onto another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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