Software engine

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A software engine is a core component of a complex software system. The word "engine" is a metaphor of a car's engine. Thus a software engine is a complex subsystem.

There is no formal guideline for what should be called an engine, but the term has become widespread in the software industry.[1][2][3]

Notable examples[edit]

Multi-engine systems[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "10 Types of Software Engines That You Should Know About". In different contexts, software engines can mean different things.
  2. ^ "Engine". Techopedia. Retrieved 2023-06-29.
  3. ^ "Definition of engine".
  4. ^ "How it works". VirusTotal.
  5. ^ "layout-engine · GitHub Topics". GitHub.