operating system


operating system
operating system operating system system

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operating system UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION OS, O/S) IT
a program that controls the way a computer works, and that allows applications (= programs for particular purposes) to work on it: a computer/PC operating system »

A leading economist denied that the firm has a monopoly in the PC operating system market.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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