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



BrE BrE//ˈsɒftweə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːftwer//
[uncountable] Computer software, Computer programming
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the programs, etc. used to operate a computer application/system software design/educational/music-sharing, etc. software to install/run a piece of software Will the software run on my machine? compare hardware Wordfindercode, data, functionality, input, interface, keyword, operating system, program, retrieve, software More Like This Uncountable nouns often used wrongly accommodation, advice, chewing gum, feedback, furniture, equipment, information, luggage, news, progress, softwareSee worksheet. Wordfinderanimation, application, authoring, beta version, configure, demo, install, interactive, software, spreadsheet See related entries: Computer software, Computer programmingExtra examples He was arrested for selling pirated software. I updated my antivirus software last night. Microsoft, the software giant My PC isn’t powerful enough to run that software. Sony’s proprietary PC software The software will run on most IBM-compatible PCs. Voice-recognition software takes your speech and turns it into text. an exciting piece of design software
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: software