[ free-wair ]
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  1. computer software distributed without charge.

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Origin of freeware

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for freeware


/ (ˈfriːˌwɛə) /

  1. computer software that may be distributed and used without payment

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Scientific definitions for freeware


[ frēwâr′ ]

  1. Software that is available to users for free. Freeware is often made available for downloading over the Internet.

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