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operating system

noun [C] uk   us  
a set of programs that control the way a computer system works, especially how its memory is used and how different programs work together
Translations of “operating system”
in Chinese (Traditional) (電腦的)操作系統…
in Russian операционная система…
in Turkish bilgisayar yazılım sistemi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算机的)操作系统…
in Polish system operacyjny…
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