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Meaning of "software" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOFTWARE

software  [ˈsɒftˌwɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOFTWARE

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Software is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOFTWARE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Software

Computer software, or simply software, also known as computer programs, is the non-tangible component of computers. Computer software contrasts with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Computer hardware and software require each other and neither can be realistically used without the other. Computer software includes all computer programs regardless of their architecture; for example, executable files, libraries and scripts are computer software. Yet, it shares their mutual properties: software consists of clearly defined instructions that upon execution, instructs hardware to perform the tasks for which it is designed. Software is stored in computer memory and cannot be touched, just as a 3D model shown in an illustration cannot be touched. At the lowest level, executable code consists of machine language instructions specific to an individual processor – typically a central processing unit. A machine language consists of groups of binary values signifying processor instructions that change the state of the computer from its preceding state.

Definition of software in the English dictionary

The definition of software in the dictionary is video cassettes and discs for use with a particular video system.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOFTWARE


agateware
ˈæɡɪtˌwɛə
anywhere
ˈɛnɪˌwɛə
basaltware
ˈbæsɔːltˌwɛə
Delaware
ˈdɛləˌwɛə
delftware
ˈdɛlftˌwɛə
everywhere
ˈɛvrɪˌwɛə
firmware
ˈfɜːmˌwɛə
flatware
ˈflætˌwɛə
footwear
ˈfʊtˌwɛə
freeware
ˈfriːˌwɛə
giftware
ˈɡɪftˌwɛə
graniteware
ˈɡrænɪtˌwɛə
hardware
ˈhɑːdˌwɛə
knitwear
ˈnɪtˌwɛə
nightwear
ˈnaɪtˌwɛə
somewhere
ˈsʌmˌwɛə
streetwear
ˈstriːtˌwɛə
swimwear
ˈswɪmˌwɛə
underwear
ˈʌndəˌwɛə
wetware
ˈwɛtˌwɛə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOFTWARE

softening of the brain
softhead
softheadedly
softhearted
softheartedly
softheartedness
softie
softish
softling
softly
softly-softly
softness
softs
software engineer
software engineering
software house
software library
software package
software program
softwood

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOFTWARE

application software
aware
bakeware
beware
bloatware
bundled software
cookware
glassware
homeware
malware
operating software
shareware
spyware
systems software
tableware
teaching software
telesoftware
unaware
utility software
ware

Synonyms and antonyms of software in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOFTWARE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «software» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of software

Translation of «software» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOFTWARE

Find out the translation of software to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of software from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «software» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

软件
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

software
570 millions of speakers

English

software
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सॉफ्टवेयर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَرَامِجُ الْكُومْبِيُوتَر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

программное обеспечение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

software
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সফটওয়্যার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

logiciel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perisian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Software
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ソフトウェア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소프트웨어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Piranti lunak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phần mềm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மென்பொருள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सॉफ्टवेअर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yazılım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

software
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oprogramowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

програмне забезпечення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

software
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λογισμικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sagteware
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

programvara
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

programvare
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of software

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOFTWARE»

The term «software» is very widely used and occupies the 796 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOFTWARE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «software» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «software» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about software

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOFTWARE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word software.
1
Michael Arrington
Talking about Apple v. Microsoft without mentioning the Internet and the browser is like talking about WWII without talking about the nuke. Framing the conversation just in terms of open v. closed operating systems, the quality of the hardware or software or who the CEO was, is silly.
2
John Baldacci
There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
3
Jim Barksdale
We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback.
4
Marc Benioff
I love software and I love technology.
5
Janine Benyus
Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that's now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight.
6
Erik Brynjolfsson
There are lots of examples of routine, middle-skilled jobs that involve relatively structured tasks, and those are the jobs that are being eliminated the fastest. Those kinds of jobs are easier for our friends in the artificial intelligence community to design robots to handle them. They could be software robots; they could be physical robots.
7
Shane Carruth
I got a degree in math, from not a good school in Texas, and then I went to work as a software engineer. Just not glamorous at all.
8
Safra A. Catz
My best decision was to choose to go to Wall Street over law. I learned a lot and focused on the expanding software industry at a time when the independent software industry was just beginning.
9
Joe Clark
'Authoring tools' are terrible; there is almost no software that can create closed captions for media players. And of course there is no training. TV captioning is bad enough, and this stuff is generally worse.
10
Arthur C. Clarke
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOFTWARE»

Discover the use of software in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to software and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How Google Tests Software
Describes the techniques Google uses to test their software, and offers similiar techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests, allowing an Internet company to become more productive.
James A. Whittaker, Jason Arbon, Jeff Carollo, 2012
2
Effective Software Test Automation: Developing an Automated ...
"If you'd like a glimpse at how the next generation is going to program, this book is a good place to start." —Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004) Build Your Own Automated Software Testing Tool Whatever its claims, ...
Kanglin Li, Mengqi Wu, 2006
3
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
With Design Patterns as your guide, you will learn how these important patterns fit into the software development process, and how you can leverage them to solve your own design problems most efficiently.
Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, 1994
4
A Practical Introduction to Hardware/Software Codesign
This book provides a systematic introduction to the topic of Hardware-Software Codesign.
Patrick R. Schaumont, 2010
5
Just Enough Software Architecture: A Risk-Driven Approach
This practical guide seeks to make architecture relevant to all software developers.
George Fairbanks, 2010
6
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Readers will come away from this book understanding How to tell the difference between good and bad code How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good ...
Robert C. Martin, 2008
7
Cutting Code: Software and Sociality
Cutting Code argues that analysis of code as a mosaic of algorithms, protocols, infrastructures, and programming conventions offers valuable insights into how contemporary social formations invent new kinds of personhood and new ways of ...
Adrian Mackenzie, 2006
8
Software Security: Building Security in
Describes how to put software security into practice, covering such topics as risk management frameworks, architectural risk analysis, security testing, and penetration testing.
Gary McGraw, 2006
9
Software Metrics: An Analysis and Evaluation
Software Metrics is the first book to survey its subject, measuring its present extent, describing its characteristic features, and indicating directions of potential expansion.
Alan J. Perlis, Frederick Sayward, Mary Shaw, 1981
10
Optimization Software Guide
Mathematics of Computing -- Numerical Analysis.
Jorge J. Moré, Stephen J. Wright, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOFTWARE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term software is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Software fix issued after hackers take over a moving Jeep Cherokee …
After two hackers demonstrated that they could take control of a Jeep Cherokee through its UConnect entertainment system, Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
BlackBerry to Buy Crisis-Communications Software Firm AtHoc
AtHoc's software works across mobile operating systems and allows users to ... AtHoc's software alerts an organization of a cyber or other type of attack and ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Toyota recalls 625000 hybrids over software glitch
The world's biggest automaker, Toyota, is recalling about 625,000 hybrid cars around the world to fix a software glitch. A fault in the software could lead it to shut ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
You can try iOS 9 software now, if you're willing to assume some risk
NEW YORK — Apple unleashed the public beta of iOS 9 on Thursday, the first time the company has let consumers test the operating system software at the ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
5
Company that makes snooping software for FBI hacked
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO — Italy's Hacking Team, which makes surveillance software used by governments to tap into phones and computers, found ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
6
Hacking Team, the company that sells snooping software to …
A company renowned for providing surveillance software that helps governments hack digital devices and snoop on citizens' online activities has been hacked. «VentureBeat, Jul 15»
7
Ford recalls 433000 cars: Software bug breaks engine off-switch
Ford is recalling 433,000 of its cars as they suffer from a software bug that could prevent drivers from turning off their engines. The affected models include some ... «The Register, Jul 15»
8
Supreme Court declines to hear Oracle v. Google case over …
This has been a closely watched case, as the final decision could have a major impact on software development; a ruling in favor of Oracle, the Electronic ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
9
Yup, BlackBerry is now a software company
Blackberry BBRY -3.68% of Waterloo is now a software company, not a phone company. And its “win” column for its fiscal first quarter 2016 is full of licensing, ... «Fortune, Jun 15»
10
Cloud Software Outlook to Dominate Oracle's Q4 Results
When the business software giant Oracle reports its fourth-quarter results today, expect a lot of attention to focus on its ongoing shift from selling software in a ... «Re/code, Jun 15»

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