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"firmware" in British English

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firmwarenoun [U]

uk   /ˈfɜːm.weər/  us   /ˈfɝːm.wer/
a set of ​instructions that ​formpart of an ​electronicdevice and ​allow it to ​communicate with a ​computer or with other ​electronicdevices
(Definition of firmware from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firmware" in Business English

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firmwarenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfɜːmweər/
IT a ​computerprogram or ​data that is ​stored on a chip (= very ​smallpiece of ​electronicequipment) and that cannot be ​changed or ​lost: Wi-Fivendorsissuefrequent firmware ​updates that ​add new ​features.
(Definition of firmware from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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