Associations to the word «Hardware»


HARDWARE, noun. Fixtures, equipment, tools and devices used for general-purpose construction and repair of a structure or object. Also such equipment as sold as stock by a store of the same name, e.g. hardware store.
HARDWARE, noun. (informal) Equipment.
HARDWARE, noun. (computing) The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.
HARDWARE, noun. (technology) Electronic equipment.
HARDWARE, noun. Metal implements.
HARDWARE, noun. (slang) A firearm.
HARDWARE CLOTH, noun. (uncountable) A flexible wire-mesh material. consisting of loosely woven wires in a simple rectangular grid.
HARDWARE CLOTH, noun. (countable) A type of such fabric, differentiated by material, coating, wire diameter, and mesh size.
HARDWARE CLOTHS, noun. Plural of hardware cloth
HARDWARE CLOTHS, noun. Types of hardware cloth, differentiated by material, coating, wire diameter, mesh, roll width.
HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE, noun. (electronics) Any language from a class of computer, modeling, or specification languages for formal description and design of analogue or digital logic electronic circuits.
HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of hardware description language
HARDWARE STORE, noun. A merchant that sells tools, fasteners, and similar objects known collectively as hardware, as well as related sundries used in construction and repair.
HARDWARE STORES, noun. Plural of hardware store

Dictionary definition

HARDWARE, noun. Major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile).
HARDWARE, noun. Instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal.
HARDWARE, noun. (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system.

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