[ free-wair ]
/ ˈfriˌwɛər /
computer software distributed without charge.
Origin of freeware
First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for freeware
/ (ˈfriːˌwɛə) /
computer software that may be distributed and used without payment
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Science definitions for freeware
[ frē′wâr′ ]
Software that is available to users for free. Freeware is often made available for downloading over the Internet.
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