software package

A package that consists of (a) one or more computer programs and possibly related material such as utility programs or tutorial programs, recorded on a medium suitable for delivery to the user, and from which the user can transfer the program(s) to a data-processing device, and (b) instructional materials such as handbooks and manuals, update information, and possibly support services information. Note 1: The computer programs may consist, for example, of application programs or operating systems, and are usually written in a high-level or low-level language, respectively. Note 2: The recording medium is usually a magnetic diskette or an optical compact disk.