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shareware

[shair-wair]
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noun Computers.
  1. 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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Origin of shareware

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Related Words for shareware

program, spreadsheet, freeware, groupware, shareware, courseware, vaporware

British Dictionary definitions for shareware

shareware

noun
  1. computing software available to all users without the need for a licence and for which a token fee is requested
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Word Origin and History for shareware

n.

by 1982, from share (v.) + ware.

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