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Computing a set of programs designed for a specific type of problem in statistics, production control, etc., making it unnecessary for a separate program to be written for each problem
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in the textile industry, any of various forms (bobbins, spools, pirns, tubes) on which thread or yarn is wound for processing or handling.
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A program that is written for a general and widely used application in such a way that its usefulness is not impaired by the problems of data or organization of a particular user.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
package(1) A "software" package is an application. See software package.
(2) A "chip" package is the housing that holds an integrated circuit. See chip package.
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