[ ad-wair ]
/ ˈædˌwɛər /
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noun Digital Technology.
software that displays advertisements and is integrated into another program offered at no charge or at low cost.
a type of spyware that gathers information about an internet user's browsing habits and displays targeted or contextual advertisements.
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Origin of adware
First recorded in 1980–85; ad(vertising-supported) + (soft)ware
Words nearby adware
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British Dictionary definitions for adware
/ (ˈædˌwɛə) /
a type of computer software that collects information about a user's browsing patterns in order to display relevant advertisements in his or her Web browser
computer software that is given to a user with advertisements already embedded
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