Meaning of HARDWARE in English

HARDWARE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈhärd-ˌwer ]

noun

Date: circa 1515

1. : ware (as fittings, cutlery, tools, utensils, or parts of machines) made of metal

2. : major items of equipment or their components used for a particular purpose

educational hardware

as

a. : military equipment

b. : the physical components (as electronic and electrical devices) of a vehicle (as a spacecraft) or an apparatus (as a computer)

3. : an award (as a trophy, medal, or cup) given in a sports competition

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.