freeware

[ free-wair ]
/ ˈfriˌwɛər /

noun

computer software distributed without charge.

RELATED WORDS

Compare shareware.

Origin of freeware

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for freeware

freeware

/ (ˈfriːˌwɛə) /

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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