• Any set of instructions stored on computer-readable media that tells a computer what to do. Includes operating systems and software applications.
  • A series of files containing instructions to the computer for performing functions. A software “program” contains the instructions to accept data in certain formats.
  • Coded instructions (programs) that make a computer do useful work.


  1. Fios, E-Discovery Glossary 
  2. RSI, Glossary.
  3. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  4. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Terms
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