abandonware

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noun aban·don·ware \ə-ˈban-dən-ˌwer\

Definition of abandonware

computing

  1. :  software that is no longer sold or supported by its creator < … thousands of private collectors post source code online for so-called abandonware—games that no longer are published or supported by the companies that created them. — Clay Risen>

Origin and Etymology of abandonware

1abandon + -ware (as in software)


First Known Use: 2000


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