software meaning

  • Computer software or simply software is any set of machine-readable instructions that directs a computer's processor to perform specific operations. Computer software contrasts with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers.
  • Computer software includes computer programs, libraries and their associated documentation. The word software is also sometimes used in a more narrow sense, meaning application software only.
  • At the lowest level, executable code consists of machine language instructions specific to an individual processor – typically a central processing unit (CPU).

    Definition of software in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-ware
    1. (computing) Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM). Compare hardware.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The distribution and number of immunopositively stained cells were determined and quantified based on the averaged fluorescence intensity (arbitrary units) using the imaging software Zen 2011 [ …]
        • The software phones home once a week to check for updates.
        • This software has to work out of the box, without any fancy installation.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.
        • After a week of poring over the manuals, I am just beginning to get a handle on the software.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ware
        • Nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of software for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "software" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
        Difficultness: Level 1
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 8
        Definite    ➨     Versatile