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shareware

[shair-wair] /ˈʃɛərˌwɛər/
noun, Computers.
1.
software distributed without initial charge but for which the user is encouraged to pay a nominal fee to cover support for continued use.
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British Dictionary definitions for share-ware

shareware

/ˈʃɛəˌwɛə/
noun
1.
(computing) software available to all users without the need for a licence and for which a token fee is requested
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Word Origin and History for share-ware

shareware

n.

by 1982, from share (v.) + ware.

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