The-definition.com

Definition

Application software

Application software refers to the software, designed to perform people-related tasks such as word processing, graphics, pay roll, inventory, sales analysis, and so on. There are two types of application software: general purpose software and dedicated software (designed for specific application, such as the space shuttle).


Application software is a category of software which handles the processing for a particular task. There are hundreds - possibly thousands - of computer applications for which software created: scientific and engineering functions; sales forecasting; computer criminal-history records; educational functions; artistic functions, the generation of music or art, for example; and, of course, business functions. Some of the most popular software applications are those which have been adopted widely by business organisations: word processing, sprreadsheets, data management and desktop-publishing packages.

 

Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Channel
    Channel refers to any conduit along which data can be transmitted. It is the part of telecommunications ...
  • Magnetic tape
    Magnetic tape is popular secondary storage device, primarily used for storing historical ...
  • Speech recognition
    Speech recognition is a field of study whose goal to enable computers to recognize and ...
  • OS/2
    IBM’s OS/2 (Operating System/2) is a 32-bit operating system that supports multitasking ...
  • Common carrier
    Common carrier is a company that furnishes voice and data communication services both ...