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software

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈsɒftweər/ IT
the programs that you put into a computer to make it do particular jobs: The help desk helps customers install and run software. install/load software Thousands of users are able to download software provided by the company.develop/design software The company has invested $3m to develop software. They have written software for an international trade database. The firm masterminds the computer software and hardware for the lottery. The companies offer software applications through the internet. software developer/consultant/company financial/educational/accounting software
→  See also application software , graphic software , investment software , knowledge-based software , packaged software , presentation software , speech recognition software , third-party software →  Compare hardware
Translations of “software”
in Korean (컴퓨터) 소프트웨어…
in Arabic بَرْنامَج…
in Portuguese software…
in Catalan programari…
in Japanese ソフトウェア…
in Italian software…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電腦)軟體…
in Russian программное обеспечение…
in Turkish yazılım programları…
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算机)软件…
in Polish oprogramowanie, programy, software…
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