Meaning of “software” - Learner’s Dictionary

software

noun [ U ] us uk /ˈsɒftweər/
Extra Examples
The latest version of the software is much more reliable than the original.You will need to restart your computer before the new software will work.The new software finds and corrects any errors on the hard disk.You can download this software free from their website.They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.

A2 programs that you use to make a computer do different things:

educational software

(Definition of “software” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)