group·​ware | \ ˈgrüp-ˌwer How to pronounce groupware (audio) \

Definition of groupware

: software that enables users to work collaboratively on projects or files via a network

Examples of groupware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More recently, groupware programs such as Slack have tried to sublimate work email into chat rooms, but that works only inside an organization; there’s no stopping the email from outside customers, suppliers, or colleagues from arriving. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Work Ruined Email," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of groupware

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of groupware was in 1980

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“Groupware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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