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shareware

[ shair-wair ]
/ ˈʃɛərˌwɛər /
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noun Computers.

software distributed without initial charge but for which the user is encouraged to pay a nominal fee to cover support for continued use.

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British Dictionary definitions for shareware

shareware
/ (ˈʃɛəˌwɛə) /

noun

computing software available to all users without the need for a licence and for which a token fee is requested
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