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shareware

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noun share·ware \-ˌwer\

Simple Definition of shareware

  • : computer software that you can try for free for a certain period of time before choosing whether or not to buy it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shareware

  1. :  software with usually limited capability or incomplete documentation which is available for trial use at little or no cost but which can be upgraded upon payment of a fee to the author

1983

First Known Use of shareware

1983


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