freeware

[free-wair]

noun

computer software distributed without charge.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. freetail,
  2. freethinker,
  3. freethinkers,
  4. freetown,
  5. freeview,
  6. freeway,
  7. freewheel,
  8. freewheeler,
  9. freewheeling,
  10. freewill

Compare shareware.

Origin of freeware

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for freeware

freeware

noun

computer software that may be distributed and used without payment
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Science definitions for freeware

freeware

[frēwâr′]

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