Meaning – The term piping, refers to a feature that allows the output of a program as it is displayed on the screen to be used as input to another program without reentering the data on the keyboard.

When software is being developed for a particular app or software package, there may be multiple codes that are dependent on each other, more specifically, where the output from one program may be utilized by a corresponding program, in order to start a chain reaction and make the application work. This is possible by a feature known as piping.

Example of usage“While developing his new application, he used the piping feature to interconnect the various smaller programs, and ensured that the output of one program was seamlessly used as the input of the corresponding program in the chain.”