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share·ware

 (shâr′wâr′)
n.
Copyrighted software that is available free of charge on a trial basis, usually with the condition that users pay a fee for continued use and support.

shareware

(ˈʃɛəˌwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) computing software available to all users without the need for a licence and for which a token fee is requested

share•ware

(ˈʃɛərˌwɛər)
n.
computer software distributed without initial charge but for which the user is encouraged to pay a nominal fee to cover support for continued use.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shareware - software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
Translations
logiciel à contributionpartagiciel

shareware

[ˈʃɛəʳˌwɛəʳ] N (Comput) → shareware m

shareware

[ˈʃɛərwɛər] (COMPUTING)
npartagiciel m

shareware

n (Comput, Internet) → Shareware f
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More sophisticated editors are available as low-cost shareware online.