Meaning of “freeware” in the English Dictionary

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"freeware" in British English

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freewarenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfriː.weər/ us /ˈfriː.wer/

Examples from literature

  • Many games and much freeware get written this way. 
  • Oppose shareware or freeware. 
  • Pejorative term for the hundreds of megabytes of low-quality freeware circulated by user's groups and BBS systems in the micro-hobbyist world. 
  • The reverse is also possible, for example in binary-only freeware. 

(Definition of “freeware” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"freeware" in Business English

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freewarenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfriːweər/ us IT

software that is offered to customers for free, especially as a download from the internet:

The main source of spyware infection is freeware and shareware.

(Definition of “freeware” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)