Glossary of Internet and technology terms


Definition: A patch is like a bandaid. As a company finds bugs and defects in their software they know that they need to fix them when they release the next version of the application. However, some bugs make the current product inoperable or less functional or may even open security vulnerabilities. For these bugs the users can not wait until the next release to get a fix so the company must create a small interim fix that users can apply to fix the problem.

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