The programs and procedures, as opposed
to the physical equipment, utilized in computing.
The programs used to direct the operation
of a computer, as well as documentation giving
instructions on how to use them.
The programs, routines, and symbolic languages
that govern the functioning of the hardware and
direct its operation.
Written programs or procedures or rules and
associated documentation pertaining to the
operation of a computer system that are retained
in read/write memory.
The programs, programming languages, and
data that direct the operations of a computer
system. Word processing programs and Internet
browsers are examples of software.
The programs and instructions that run a
computer, as opposed to the actual physical
machinery and devices that compose the hardware.