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English definition of “shovelware”


noun [U]     /ˈʃʌvəlweər/ disapproving
E-COMMERCE information that is put onto a website or CD-ROM without being checked or changed to make sure that it is suitable or useful : Any CD that promises 10,000 " professional fonts " for $3 is shovelware.
IT software that is put onto a computer that is not necessary or useful : Hardware vendors tend to dump a lot of shovelware on packaged PCs .
(Definition of shovelware noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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