Meaning of SOFTWARE in English

/ ˈsɒftweə(r); NAmE ˈsɔːftwer/ noun

[ U ] the programs, etc. used to operate a computer :

application / system software

design / educational / music-sharing, etc. software

to install / run a piece of software

Will the software run on my machine?

—compare hardware

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