Applications Program Definition/Meaning:
Any program that is specific to the particular role that a
given computer performs within a given organization and makes a direct
contribution to performing that role. For example, where a computer handles a
company's finances a payroll program would be an applications program. By
contrast, an operating system or a software tool may both be essential to the
effective use of the computer system, but neither makes a direct contribution to
meeting the end-user's eventual needs.