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English definition of “hardware”
/ˈhɑːdweər/ noun [U]
› IT the physical and electronic parts of a computer or other piece of equipment, rather than its software: The growth of the computer and consumer electronics industries is driven by a steady stream of advances in both hardware and software. Its primary product is networking hardware.
› metal tools, materials, and equipment, such as hammers and nails: Environmental protection has increasingly affected the production of building materials and hardware. If we make it easier for the hardware stores to sell our products, that helps us.
› equipment, especially for industrial or military use: The company's principal lines of business are air compressors, architectural hardware products, and construction equipment. The modern-day battlefield is more congested than ever before with aircraft and military hardware.