job control statement


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job control statement

[′jäb kən‚trōl ‚stāt·mənt]
(computer science)
Any of the statements used to direct an operating system in its functioning, as contrasted to data, programs, or other information needed to process a job but not intended directly for the operating system itself. Also known as control statement.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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