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libraries

See library.



library

(1) See Windows Libraries.

(2) Any electronic collection of files or links to files. For example, the Library in Apple's iTunes software includes music, movies, TV shows, books, apps, ringtones and Internet radio links.

(3) A collection of software routines that programmers incorporate into their applications. The library routines are linked into the program when it is compiled. See class library.

(4) In the Unix/Linux world, an executable software module that augments the operating system's functionality. The equivalent in the Windows world is called a "dynamic link library" (see DLL).

(5) A collection of offline program or data files on disk or tape. See data library.

(6) A device that manages multiple storage modules and provides one or more drives for reading and writing them. See tape library, disk library and optical disc library.



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