Software (S/W)

Programs, procedures, rules, and associated documentation required for the operating and/or maintenance of a digital system.

Computer programs, routines, programming Languages and systems.

The collection of related utility, assembly, and other programs that are desirable for properly presenting a given machine to a user. Including:

  • Detailed procedures to be followed, whether expressed as programs for a computer or as procedures for an operator or other person.
  • Documents, including hardware manuals and drawings, computer program listing, and diagrams, etc.
  • Items such as those listed above, as contrasted with hardware.