Definition of software
: 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
Recent Examples of software from the Web
Roya Mahboob, who founded Citadel software company in Afghanistan, and was the country's first female tech CEO, is known for encouraging women in tech, and even brought the girls together for the project.
The program offered six months of training in software programming that included working with a company while being paid $400 a week.
Boats Group is a classified marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to marine brokers and dealers.
The most compelling data on techie depression is a 2015 study that assessed the health of Indian software developers and IT workers.
This seems consistent with what the Times reported earlier this year regarding Uber’s decision to create software that would fool regulators in Portland, or ignore the D.M.V. and put its driverless cars on the roads without permission.
School officials stressed to council members the need for technology funds, even though Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has earmarked funds in next year's capital budget to buy school computers, software and other equipment.
About a month before the April violation, probation officials had granted Ratcliff permission to use a computer, but the device had been outfitted with software that allowed authorities to track Ratcliff's web and download history.
Oregon officials resolved the issue by updating its software so that a dummy number was no longer necessary to register.
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First Known Use of software
SOFTWARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of software for English Language Learners
: the programs that run on a computer and perform certain functions
SOFTWARE Defined for Kids
Definition of software for Students
: the programs and related information used by a computer
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