(CBD) The creation, integration, and re-use of components of program code, each of which has a common interface for use by multiple systems.
[kuh m-poh-nuh nt, kom-] /kəmˈpoʊ nənt, kɒm-/ noun 1. a constituent part; element; ingredient. 2. a part of a mechanical or electrical system: hi-fi components. 3. Physics. the projection of a vector quantity, as force or velocity, along an axis. 4. Physical Chemistry. one of the set of the minimum number of chemical constituents by […]
noun, Linguistics. 1. the analysis of a set of related linguistic items, especially word meanings, into combinations of features in terms of which each item may be compared with every other, as in the analysis of man into the semantic features “male,” “mature,” and “human,” woman into “female,” “mature,” and “human,” girl into “female,” “immature,” […]
- Component integration laboratories
project (CIL) An effort to create a common framework for interoperability between application programs on desktop platforms, formed by Apple Computer, Inc., IBM, Novell, Oracle, Taligent, WordPerfect and Xerox. [When? What happened?] (1994-10-24)
- Component object model
programming (COM) An open software architecture from DEC and Microsoft, allowing interoperation between ObjectBroker and OLE. Microsoft evolved COM into DCOM. On page XV of Box’s book in the foreword by Charlie Kindel he says, “It is Mark Ryland’s fault that some people call COM the ‘Common Object Model.’ He deeply regrets it and apologizes […]