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computer program

a set of instructions set out in a clear and logical sequence which tells a processor within a COMPUTER how to perform a particular task. Computer programs are often written in ‘high-level’ program languages like BASIC (beginners all-purpose symbolic instruction code) or COBOL (common business-orientated language), but must then be converted into MACHINE CODE for use in a computer.
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LEGAL PROTECTION OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS IN INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL REGULATIONS
Employers want people who know 12 different computer programs but what really counts is the person.
On a preliminary basis, the French delegation suggested, in the event claims about a computer programme are not included in the scope of article 5, that thought might be given to adapting the definition of counterfeiting so as to allow holders of licences for programme-implementable inventions to take legal action against people who copy and/or sell copies of media featuring the computer program underlying the invention.
I will only make changes to or delete computer programs, files, or information that belong to others, if I have been given permission to do so by the person, organization, or company who owns the program, file, or information.
Accurate computer models can save a great deal of money in basic research and development costs, so NIST scientists and mathematicians teamed up with industry to create ways to verify the results of these computer programs.
For recording smooth pursuit, optokinetic, and other types of eye movements, some computer programs allow you to modify the calibration bar to provide the appropriate stimulus.
The report says illegal factories in Israel are actively copying computer programs and music disks and distributing them to markets in the Palestinian self-rule areas and Russia.
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So don't be afraid of those computer programs - use them to help devise your residents' plans of care.

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