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hardware

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhardwarehard‧ware /ˈhɑːdweə $ ˈhɑːrdwer/ ●●○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 TDcomputer machinery and equipment, as opposed to the programs that make computers work software2 DHDLGequipment and tools for your home and garden3 Tthe machinery and equipment that is needed to do something 🔊 tanks and other military hardware
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hardwareHigher level upgrades require a hardware change accomplished via a module swap programme.All access devices need not be hardware based, moreover.The company has spent millions of dollars replacing outdated computer hardware.Until now, the company has only licensed the technology for use in other firms' hardware and software.These internal hardware additions are of course very machine-dependent, and those available vary considerably from manufacturer to manufacturer.It has begun publishing an annual report providing for the first time a rough indication of how much military hardware Britain exports.It is not always easy to separate hardware and software and this fact has been demonstrated on several occasions in the courts.A final requirement is switching hardware and software to move huge amounts of data effortlessly over such a complex network.It may also be superseded because the hardware is replaced with hardware that is not compatible with the software. 3.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhardwarehard‧ware /ˈhɑːdweəˈhɑːrdwer/ noun [uncountable]1COMPUTING computer equipment, rather than the programs that make it workUnix runs on most types of computer hardware.An upgrade (=improvement) in our hardware helped us cope with an expected rise in demand. compare firmware, software2equipment and tools for homes and gardensIf the housing market is strong, hardware and electrical products benefit.3the machinery and equipment needed to do somethingthe shipment of US tanks and other military hardware to Saudi Arabia
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