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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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Provision of services in the field of information and communication technologies to maintain the computer program "subsystem for planning the expenditure side of the budget (plan smart)" and to grant non-exclusive (user) rights to use the computer program under the license agreement.
Christoffer Nellaker, Andrew Zisserman and their colleagues at the University of Oxford have designed a computer program to detect disorders and make correct diagnosis by using a photograph of the patient.
A computer program shall be protected if it is original in the sense that it is the author's own intellectual creation (xiv) and protection shall be granted to all natural or legal persons eligible under national copyright legislation as applied to literary works (xv).
To determine which gene or genes the LAT microRNA might be acting on, Fraser's team used another computer program to search for complementary DNA segments.
To prepare for a second try at the rescue mission, Furman and Anthony Talpak, 12, focused on fixing the computer program.
Definitions: However, the term "back-to-back computer program licensing arrangement" is defined narrowly as a transaction or series of transactions in which (1) a domestic corporation (the master licensor) transfers a copyright right in a computer program or a copy of the computer program (as defined in Regs.
Gascon also wants the computer program to be able to analyze the backgrounds of suspects to see if their backgrounds and criminal records are similar to those who have gone on to commit violent crimes.
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.
One key to starting an effective computer program, says Grad, is to begin slowly and let residents create the demand.
Calderone lingered in a coma following a devastating stroke, his adult daughters, faced with the question of whether to put him on life support, turned to a computer program called LifePath.

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