A CDE Definition
(1) Any data structure that holds one or more different types of data. See metafile and OLE.
(2) A server virtualization architecture that enables multiple applications and services to run in their own isolated partitions. See OS virtualization and Docker.
(3) A multimedia file format that contains digital audio and video data streams that have been compressed with different algorithms (codecs). The container may also hold images, subtitles and other meta-data. See codec, metadata, Matroska, MPEG, AVI and QuickTime.
(4) Software that acts as a parent program to hold and execute a set of commands or to run other software routines.
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