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 Dictionary entry overview: What does utility program mean? 

  The noun UTILITY PROGRAM has 1 sense:

1. (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer

  Familiarity information: UTILITY PROGRAM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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(computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


service program; utility program; utility

Context example:

a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users

Hypernyms ("utility program" is a kind of...):

computer program; computer programme; program; programme ((computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute)

Meronyms (parts of "utility program"):

service routine; utility routine (a routine that can be used as needed)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "utility program"):

device driver; driver ((computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device)

diagnostic program (a program that recognizes and explains faults in the equipment or mistakes in a computer program)

input program (a utility program that organizes the input to a computer)

output program (a utility program that organizes the output of a computer)

sort program; sorting program (a utility program that sorts data items)

trace program (a utility program that exhibits the sequence and results of executing the instructions in another program)

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