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 for integrated development environment
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  interactive development environment
  integrated development environment
  
      (IDE, integrated development environment)
     A system for supporting the process of writing software.  Such
     a system may include a syntax-directed editor, graphical
     tools for program entry, and integrated support for compiling
     and running the program and relating compilation errors back
     to the source.
  
     Such systems are typically both interactive and integrated,
     hence the ambiguous acronym.  They are interactive in that the
     developer can view and alter the execution of the program at
     the level of statements and variables.  They are integrated in
     that, partly to support the above interaction, the source code
     editor and the execution environment are tightly coupled,
     e.g. allowing the developer to see which line of source code
     is about to be executed and the current values of any
     variables it refers to.
  
     Examples include Visual C++ and Visual Basic.
  
     (2002-09-21)
  

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