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(multimedia) a specification used to generate a multimedia presentation. The script contains all the details of each shot and scene, usually along with a storyboard. The script contains drafts of all text, graphics, and other media and their timing, interaction, or links.

(software) a program written in a scripting language. Usually a scripting language will be a simple programming language whose primary purpose is to control the operating system environment or an application, as opposed to developing an application from scratch. Typical scripting languages include JavaScript (for web pages), AppleScript (for Mac applications), Unix shell scripts, and Lingo (for Macromedia Director).

(user testing) a test protocol, a set of instructions for conducting the user test and speaking to the user.