Definition of shareware noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shareware

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃeəweə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃerwer//
 
[uncountable](computing) Computer software
 
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computer software (= programs, etc.) that is available free for a user to test, after which they must pay if they wish to continue using it compare freeware See related entries: Computer software
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shareware