Definition of hardware
- educational hardware
She bought some new hardware for her system.
gathered together the hardware needed to set up a first aid station at the finish line for the marathon
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: things (such as tools or parts of machines) that are made of metal
: equipment used for a particular purpose; especially : computer equipment
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