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English definition of “shareware”

shareware

noun [U]     /ˈʃeə.weər/ US  /ˈʃer.wer/
computer programs that you are allowed to use for a short period before you decide if you want to buy them: I've found a really good shareware text editor .Computer programming and software
(Definition of shareware noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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