Definition of shell program in English:

shell program


  • A program which provides an interface between the user and the operating system.

    ‘Most RM Window Box sales - a shell program designed for schools - come from schools buying the RM hardware and software combined.’
    • ‘There were instances where I tried to exit the pinball engine only to find that the shell program still assumes my game is in progress.’
    • ‘Had his tests not been outstanding he would have been rejected from the shell program before he even began.’
    • ‘As the feedback from the example above indicates, it uses the system Bourne shell program to interpret the user-provided program statements.’
    • ‘I had to put together a couple of simple shell programs attached to icons for the nontechnically inclined teachers, but nothing difficult, and the students haven't found the games (yet).’


shell program

/ˈSHel ˌprōɡram/ /ˈʃɛl ˌproʊɡræm/