higher-order software

higher-order software

[¦hī·ər ‚ȯr·dər ′sȯft‚wer]
(computer science)
Software for designing and documenting an information system by decomposing the system into elementary components that are mathematically correct and error-free. Abbreviated HOS.
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The following common software design models that have been helpful in developing CAI models are briefly reviewed: composite or structural design model, Jackson model, META stepwise refinement model, and higher-order software model.

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