Meaning of HARDWARE in English

HARDWARE

/ ˈhɑːdweə(r); NAmE ˈhɑːrdwer/ noun [ U ]

1.

( computing ) the machinery and electronic parts of a computer system

—compare software

2.

( BrE also iron·mon·gery ) tools and equipment that are used in the house and garden / yard :

a hardware shop

3.

the equipment, machinery and vehicles used to do sth :

tanks and other military hardware

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.