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Meaning of “software” in the English Dictionary

"software" in British English

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softwarenoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɒft.weər/  us   /ˈsɑːft.wer/
A2 the ​instructions that ​control what a ​computer does; ​computerprograms: He's written a ​piece of software that does ​yourtaxes 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; ​computerprograms: educational software
(Definition of software from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"software" in Business English

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softwarenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsɒftweər/ IT
the ​programs that you put into a ​computer to make it do particular ​jobs: The ​helpdesk helps ​customersinstall and run software. install/​load software Thousands of ​users are able to download softwareprovided by the ​company.develop/design software The ​company has ​invested $3m to ​develop software. They have written software for an ​internationaltradedatabase. The ​firm masterminds the computer software and ​hardware for the ​lottery. The ​companiesoffer 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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