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softwarenoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɒft.weər/ us   /ˈsɑːft.wer/
A2 the instructions that control what a computer does; computer programs: He's written a piece of software that does your taxes for you.
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(Definition of software from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"software" in American English

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softwarenoun [U]

us   /ˈsɔftˌweər/
the instructions that control what a computer can do; computer programs: educational software
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"software" in Business English

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softwarenoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɒftweər/ us   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
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(Definition of software from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “software”
in Arabic بَرْنامَج…
in Korean (컴퓨터) 소프트웨어…
in Portuguese software…
in Catalan programari…
in Japanese ソフトウェア…
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算机)软件…
in Turkish yazılım programları…
in Russian программное обеспечение…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電腦)軟體…
in Italian software…
in Polish oprogramowanie, programy, software…
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