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 statistical softwares used were SPSS version 20.0 (SPSS; Chicago, IL, USA) and MedCalc Statistical Software version 14.8.1 (MedCalc Software bvba, Ostend, Belgium).
        • MediaWiki is the most well-known wiki software because it is what runs WikiPedia. MediaWiki is simple to use and an excellent way to start collaborating on documentation or articles.
        • The software Neuroexplorer was used for morphometrical and quantitative analyses of reconstructed cells, including total dendritic length and distances between somata and putative synaptic contacts.
      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

        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