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application program

Application software is the generic term for all programs that support the user in his application.

The system software, in particular the operating system, forms the basis for the application software. This ranges from word processing, entries in databases and spreadsheets, graphics programs and software for image processing, text make-up and layout software, management and calculation software, communication and presentation software to software for mathematical and scientific calculations and simulations.

Software at a glance

Software at a glance

Many application programs belong to the standard software. However, there is also industry- and activity-specific software, individual software that is tailored to specific needs and developed by software or system houses.

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Englisch: application program
Updated at: 21.01.2021
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Links: software (SW), user, application (app), system software, operating system (OS)
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