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Application software

Programs that enable users to perform specific tasks on a computer, such as writing a letter or playing a game.


The location at the intersection of a row and column on a worksheet into which data can be typed.


In a spreadsheet program, a vertical group of cells on a worksheet. In a database, a field.

Commercial software

Copyrighted software that is developed, usually by a commercial company, for sale to others.

Constant value

A numerical entry in a worksheet cell.


A collection of related data that is stored in a manner enabling information to be retrieved as needed; in a relational database, a collection of related tables.

Database software

Application software that allows the creation and manipulation of an electronic database.


A single category of data to be stored in a database, such as a person's name or telephone number. Also called a column.


An entry in a worksheet cell that performs computations on worksheet data and displays the results.


Copyrighted software that may be used free of charge.


A named formula that can be entered into a worksheet cell to perform some type of calculation or to extract information from other cells in the worksheet.

Insertion point

An onscreen character that indicates the current location in a document, which is where the next change will be made to the document.


A text-based entry in a worksheet cell that identifies data on the worksheet.

Microsoft Office

One of the most widely used office software suites.

Presentation graphics software

Application software used to create presentation graphics and online slide shows.

Public domain software

Software that is not copyrighted and may be used without restriction.


A collection of related fields in a database. Also called a row.


In a spreadsheet program, a horizontal group of cells on a worksheet. In a database program, a record.


Copyrighted software that is distributed on the honor system; consumers should either pay for it or uninstall it after the trial period.

Software license

An agreement, either included in a software package or displayed on the screen during installation, that specifies the conditions under which a buyer of the program can use it.

Software suite

A collection of software programs bundled together and sold as a single software package.


A group of values and other data organized into rows and columns.

Spreadsheet software

Application software used to create spreadsheets, which typically contain a great deal of numbers and mathematical computations and are organized into rows and columns.


In a relational database, a collection of related records or rows.

Word processing software

Application software used to create, edit, save, and print written documents.

Word wrap

The feature in a word processing program that automatically returns the insertion point to the next line when the end of the screen line is reached.


A collection of worksheets saved in a single spreadsheet file.


A document in a spreadsheet program.

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