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Meaning of DRIVER

Pronunciation:  'drIvur

Matching Terms:  drive, drive around, drive away, drive back, drive home, drive in, drive line, drive line system, drive off, drive out, drive up, drivebolt, drive-by shooting, drive-in, drivel, drive-lanes, driveler, driveller, driven, driven well, drivepipe, driver ant, drivers, driver's licence, driver's license, driveshaft, driveway

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1. device driver.

2. The main loop of an event-processing program; the code that gets commands and dispatches them for execution.

3. In the tex world and the computerised typesetting world in general, a program that translates some device-independent or other common format to something a real device can actually understand.

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