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Hardware Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    hardware n
  1. major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
  2. instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal [syn: ironware]
  3. (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system [syn: computer hardware] [ant: software]
Hardware Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hardware \Hard"ware`\, n. Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Hardware'

Hardware is a general term for the physical artifacts of a technology. It may also mean the physical components of a computer system, in the form of computer hardware.

Hardware historically meant the metal parts and fittings that were used to make wooden products stronger, more functional, longer lasting and easier to fabricate or assemble.

Modern hardware stores typically sell equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, corners, handles, wire, chains, plumbing supplies, tools, utensils, cutlery and machine parts, especially when they are made of metal.

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'Hardware' in famous quotation sentence

* The NeXT Computer The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe. - Anon.

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Hardware Sample Sentences in News

  • Waterloo Innovation Summit: Hardware on the Rise
    Hardware is making a comeback and is spawning a strong ecosystem for the next generation of technology development, according to leading entrepreneurs at the Waterloo Innovation Summit at the University ... Read more on this news related to 'Hardware'
  • Amazon ups its hardware business with a smartphone and set-top box
    In the last few days, Amazon (AMZN) announced the launch of a new set-top box named Kindle Fire TV and an upcoming smartphone. Read more on this news related to 'Hardware'
  • Neighbors stock up on odd parts as Tennyson Hardware prepares to close
    Slashed prices couldn't raise the spirits of shoppers at Tennyson True Value Hardware store. The store, a Berkeley neighborhood staple on the corner of 41st and Tennyson streets for decades, will close its doors at the end of May. Read more on this news related to 'Hardware'

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