Meaning of HARDWARE in English

HARDWARE

1.

In computer systems, ~ refers to the machines themselves as opposed to the programs which tell the machines what to do. Compare software .

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2.

Military ~ is the machinery and equipment that is used by the armed forces, such as tanks, aircraft, and missiles.

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3.

Hardware refers to tools and equipment that are used in the home and garden, for example saucepans, screwdrivers, and lawnmowers.

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