Meaning of SOFTWARE in English

ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: soft (I) + hard ware

: something used or associated with and usually contrasted with hardware: as

a. : the entire set of programs, procedures, and related documentation associated with a system and especially a computer system ; specifically : computer programs

b. : materials for use with audiovisual equipment

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.