Computers. the programs used to direct the operation of a computer, as well as documentation giving instructions on how to use them.: Compare hardware (def. 3).
anything that is not hardware but is used with hardware, especially audiovisual materials, as film, tapes, records, etc.: a studio fully equipped but lacking software.
Television Slang. prepackaged materials, as movies or reruns, used to fill out the major part of a station's program schedule.
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How to use software in a sentence
This way the government agency would have to certify only the company’s software and safety plans, not the airframes and engines.Cessna makes history by taking off and landing with no one aboard. Here’s how | Jeremy Kahn | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
Following previous cases at Uber and Google, Pinterest and software company Carta have become this year’s most recent cautionary tales.
Just 6% of Congress today has any tech or software background.Brynne Kennedy could be the first female tech founder to serve in Congress | ehinchliffe | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
In general, “there’s more dark matter,” especially as some ad blocking software is designed to go undetected, Krátký-Katz said.‘The inevitable maturation of the industry’: Desktop ad blocking is past its peak | Lara O'Reilly | August 20, 2020 | Digiday
The Note20 Ultra’s 50X mode is still a little difficult to use, but Samsung has improved its software to make it easier to focus.Samsung Note20 Ultra review: Why this big phone works for the COVID era | Aaron Pressman | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
“The U.S. Navy will attain IOC [initial operational capability] in 2018 with 3F software,” DellaVedova wrote.
In fact, according to F-35 program sources, the next software upgrades are not yet fully defined nor are they fully funded.
Now it can't open on my phone due to what appears to be software incompatibility.
But the F-35 has been plagued with massive delays and cost overruns—mostly due to design defects and software issues.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019 | Dave Majumdar | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The income of a software engineering intern at Facebook is comparable, with monthly incomes of over $6,500.Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months | Samantha Allen | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A major contributing factor to the persistent popularity of the PDP-8 is that the software support is so extensive.
Multiprogramming software is necessary in order to utilize this available time.
In this case difficulties lie in guessing the reliability of the devices and in achieving software compatibility.
Also, one hesitates to trade in an old computer for which an excellent software collection exists!
Also, how much trouble will be encountered with manufacturers' I/O software, and how much will any necessary rewriting cost?
British Dictionary definitions for software
computing the programs that can be used with a particular computer system: Compare hardware (def. 2)
video cassettes and discs for use with a particular video system
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Scientific definitions for software
The programs, programming languages, and data that direct the operations of a computer system. Word processing programs and Internet browsers are examples of software. Compare hardware.
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Cultural definitions for software
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