(of a program or computer) operated by means of commands keyed in by the user or issued by another program or computer.
- ‘The command-driven version provides more flexibility and enables end users to avail themselves of the more complete power of the DIALOG command system.’
- ‘They operated in a command-driven environment, with no real staff or staff process at all.’
- ‘The first programs designed for timeshared computers were command driven.’
- ‘The relationships between data-driven and command-driven programming are analyzed in the context of a course-registration example.’