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English definition of “software”

software

noun [U]     /ˈsɒft.weər/ US  /ˈsɑːft.wer/
A2 the instructions that control what a computer does; computer programs: He's written a piece of software that calculates your tax returns for you. → Compare hardwareComputer programming and software
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