software

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noun soft·ware \ˈsȯft-ˌwer\

Definition of software

  1. :  something used or associated with and usually contrasted with hardware: such asa :  the entire set of programs, procedures, and related documentation associated with a system and especially a computer system; specifically :  computer programsb :  materials for use with audiovisual equipment

1958

First Known Use of software

1958


SOFTWARE Defined for English Language Learners

software

play
noun soft·ware \ˈsȯft-ˌwer\

Definition of software for English Language Learners

  • : the programs that run on a computer and perform certain functions


SOFTWARE Defined for Kids

software

play
noun soft·ware \ˈsȯft-ˌwer\

Definition of software for Students

  1. :  the programs and related information used by a computer



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