firmware

noun firm·ware \ ˈfərm-ˌwer \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of firmware

: computer programs contained permanently in a hardware device (such as a read-only memory)

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First Known Use of firmware

1967

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Definition of firmware for English Language Learners

  • computers : computer programs that are contained permanently in a device



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