Meaning of HARDWARE in English

HARDWARE

noun Date: circa 1515 ware (as fittings, cutlery, tools, utensils, or parts of machines) made of metal, major items of equipment or their components used for a particular purpose , military equipment, the physical components (as electronic and electrical devices) of a vehicle (as a spacecraft) or an apparatus (as a computer), an award (as a trophy, medal, or cup) given in a sports competition

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