Meaning of HARDWARE in English
In computer systems, ~ refers to the machines themselves as opposed to the programs which tell the machines what to do. Compare software .
Military ~ is the machinery and equipment that is used by the armed forces, such as tanks, aircraft, and missiles.
N-UNCOUNT: usu adj N
Hardware refers to tools and equipment that are used in the home and garden, for example saucepans, screwdrivers, and lawnmowers.
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012