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English definition of “hardware”

hardware

noun [U] (COMPUTER)    /ˈhɑːd.weər/ US  /ˈhɑːrd.wer/
B1 the physical and electronic parts of a computer, rather than the instructions it follows → Compare softwareComputer hardware
(Definition of hardware noun (COMPUTER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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