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soft·ware

 (sôft′wâr′, sŏft′-)
n. Computers
The programs, routines, and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation.

software

(ˈsɒftˌwɛə)
n
1. (Computer Science) computing the programs that can be used with a particular computer system. Compare hardware2
2. (Electronics) video cassettes and discs for use with a particular video system

soft•ware

(ˈsɔftˌwɛər, ˈsɒft-)

n.
1.
a. programs for directing the operation of a computer or processing electronic data (disting. from hardware).
2. any material requiring the use of mechanical or electrical equipment, esp. audiovisual material such as film, tapes, or records.
[1955–60]

soft·ware

(sôft′wâr′)
The programs, programming languages, and data that direct the operations of a computer system. Word processing programs and Internet browsers are examples of software. Compare hardware.

Software

 the collection of computer programmes that can be used with a particular computer, 1963.

software

computer programs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.software - (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 memorysoftware - (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"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
alpha software - a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
authoring language - software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming
beta software - software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release; "beta software is usually available only to particular users who will test it"
compatible software - software that can run on different computers without modification
compatible software - application software programs that share common conventions so they can be utilized together
computer-aided design, CAD - software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
freeware - software that is provided without charge
groupware - software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
shareware - software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.
shrink-wrapped software - software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)
spyware - computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
supervisory software - specialized programs that reside permanently in the computer's main memory and control the processing of user's programs
software documentation, documentation - program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
database management system, DBMS - a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database
upgrade - software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
Translations
programové vybavení počítačesoftware
software
نرم‌افزار
ohjelmistoohjelma
softver
szoftver
forrit, hugbúnaîur
ソフトウェアソフト
소프트웨어
softvér
programska oprema
softver
mjukvaraprogramvara
โปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์
phần mềm

software

[ˈsɒftwɛəʳ]
A. N (Comput) → software m
B. CPD software engineer Ningeniero/a m/f de software
software engineering Ningeniería f de software
software house Ncompañía f especializada en programación
software package Npaquete m de programas

software

[ˈsɒftwɛər]
nlogiciel m
My job is writing the software → Mon travail consiste à écrire le logiciel.
modif [application, design, tool, system, upgrade] → logiciel(e); [developer] → de logiciels; [company, group] → d'édition de logiciels software programsoftware engineer ningénieur-conseil m en informatiquesoftware engineering ngénie m logicielsoftware library nlogithèque fsoftware package nprogiciel msoftware program nlogiciel m

software

[ˈsɒftˌwɛəʳ] n (Comput) → software m

soft

(soft) adjective
1. not hard or firm; easily changing shape when pressed. a soft cushion.
2. pleasantly smooth to the touch. The dog has a soft, silky coat.
3. not loud. a soft voice.
4. (of colour) not bright or harsh. a soft pink.
5. not strict (enough). You are too soft with him.
6. (of a drink) not alcoholic. At the party they were serving soft drinks as well as wine and spirits.
7. childishly weak, timid or silly. Don't be so soft – the dog won't hurt you.
ˈsoftly adverb
ˈsoftness noun
soften (ˈsofn) verb
to make or become soft or softer, less strong or less painful. The thick walls softened the noise of the explosion.
ˌsoft-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) slightly boiled, so that the yolk is still soft. She likes her eggs soft-boiled.
ˌsoft-ˈhearted adjective
kind-hearted and generous. He had been given some money by a soft-hearted aunt.
ˌsoft-ˈspoken adjective
having a gentle voice or manner. She was a soft-spoken woman with a shy smile.
ˈsoftware noun
computer programs, as opposed to the machines themselves (ˈhardware).
ˈsoftwood noun, adjective
(of) the wood of a conebearing tree eg a pine. softwood furniture.
have a soft spot for
to have a weakness for (someone or something) because of great affection. He's always had a soft spot for his youngest son.

software

بَرَامِجُ الْكُومْبِيُوتَر software software Software λογισμικό software ohjelmisto logiciel softver software ソフトウェア 소프트웨어 software programvare oprogramowanie software программное обеспечение programvara โปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์ yazılım phần mềm 软件
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