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-ware

1.
a combining form extracted from software, occurring as the final element in words that refer to a specified kind or class of software: spyware;
shareware.
See also ware1 (def 2).
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-ware in Science
-ware  
A suffix that means "software," as in shareware.
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-ware in Technology


["software"] Commonly used to form terms for classes of software. For examples, see careware, crippleware, crudware, freeware, fritterware, guiltware, liveware, meatware, payware, psychedelicware, shareware, shelfware, vaporware, wetware.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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