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English noun: software

1. software (communication) (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


SamplesThe market for software is expected to expand.


Synonymscomputer software, package, software package, software program, software system


Broader (hypernym)code, computer code


Narrower (hyponym)alpha software, authoring language, beta software, CAD, compatible software, compatible software, computer program, computer programme, computer-aided design, database management system, DBMS, documentation, freeware, function, groupware, operating system, OS, procedure, program, programme, routine, shareware, shrink-wrapped software, software documentation, spyware, subprogram, subroutine, supervisory software, upgrade


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


Antonymscomputer hardware, hardware









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