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firmware

[furm-wair] /ˈfɜrmˌwɛər/
noun, Computers.
1.
a microprogram stored in ROM, designed to implement a function that had previously been provided in software.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; firm1 + (soft)ware
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British Dictionary definitions for firm ware

firmware

/ˈfɜːmˌwɛə/
noun
1.
(computing) a fixed form of software programmed into a read-only memory
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Word Origin and History for firm ware

firmware

n.

1968, from firm (adj.) + ending from software.

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