Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)

LOOK UP ANOTHER TERM


parent program

The main, or primary, program or first program loaded into memory. See child program.



child program

A secondary or subprogram called for and loaded into memory by the main program. See parent program.



Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
BeforeAfter
parasiteparental control
parasite softwareparental control software
parasitewareparentheses
paravirtualizationparenthesis
paravirtualized OSPareto principle
PARCparition
parcel mapsparity
parent-childparity bit
parent directoryparity checking
parent folderparity drive

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
Audio/VideoGraphics
MainframesSecurity
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design