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  1. software that allows users on a network to work together and communicate effectively: Our company uses groupware to share files, databases, calendars, and email.

Origin of groupware

First recorded in 1980–85; group + -ware

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British Dictionary definitions for groupware


/ (ˈɡruːpˌwɛə) /

  1. software that enables computers within a group or organization to work together, allowing users to exchange electronic-mail messages, access shared files and databases, use video conferencing, etc

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Cultural definitions for groupware


Software that permits multiple users at separate work stations to share information. An example of groupware is Lotus® Notes.

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