freeware

noun
free·ware | \ˈfrē-ˌwer \

Definition of freeware 

: software that is available for use at no cost or for a nominal usually voluntary fee

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GEBCO world map / http://www.gebco.net/ Basemap for bottom two maps created in GeoMapApp (an excellent freeware mapping tool) Brian Romans, WIRED, "Seafloor Sunday #73: Territorial disputes in the Arctic Ocean," 19 Sep. 2010

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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freeware

noun

English Language Learners Definition of freeware

: computer software that can be used at no cost

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