Hardware

Word HARDWARE
Character 8
Hyphenation hard ware
Pronunciations /ˈhɑːdˌwɛə/

Definitions and meanings of "Hardware"

What do we mean by hardware?

Metal goods and utensils such as locks, tools, and cutlery. noun

A computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions. noun

Machines and other physical equipment directly involved in performing an industrial, technological, or military function. noun

Weapons, especially military weapons. noun

Small metal articles, such as house- or carriage-trimmings, fittings, parts of machines, domestic and kitchen utensils and appliances, and small tools. noun

Alcoholic liquors. noun

Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery. noun

Any of the physical objects used in carrying out an activity, in contrast to the knowledge, skill, or theory required to perform the activity; mostly used collectively. noun

The sum of all the physical objects, such as the electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices which comprise a computer system; ; contrasted with software, the programs executed by the computer. noun

The weapons, transport, and other physical objects used in conducting a war. noun

Weapons, especially handguns, carried on the person. 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. noun

Equipment. noun

The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software. noun

Electronic equipment. noun

Metal implements. noun

A firearm. noun

(computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system noun

Major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile) 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.

Equipment.

The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.

Electronic equipment.

Metal implements.

A firearm.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Hardware

The word "hardware" in example sentences

The option to run on * new* native hardware, hardware that does video overlays, that can support video decoding * in hardware* (remind me how good does a RISC PC or A9 do that?). ❋ Unknown (2009)

But it doesn't work out of the box on any hardware - it works out of the box * on mac hardware*. ❋ Unknown (2009)

At end end of the day, i figured $13k To do it in hardware is a lot cheaper then using NLB and having to worry about storing hundreds of thousands of conncurrent connections. ❋ Unknown (2007)

The term hardware generally refers to an element having a physical structure such as electronic, electromagnetic, optical, electro-optical, mechanical, electro-mechanical parts, etc. ❋ Unknown (2010)

While the outer packaging of the phone was rather rough and ready, Gizmodo have insisted that the hardware is anything but. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Build a solar-thermal plant and since all the hardware is already dedicated to converting heat into electricity … add a freaking oil or natural gas burner to it. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Although Google provided much of the phone's software, the hardware is actually made by HTC, a Taiwanese manufacturer of phones, laptops, and other devices. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Mobile Analyst Watch quoting CIO Watch confirming Helio phones, with MySpace integration built into the DNA of the hardware is a waaaay kewl; way smaaart thing ta da. ❋ Ben Barren (2006)

This software will not be commercially available for two years, but the hardware is available today, from a Canadian company, measurand. ❋ Unknown (2003)

Warning: This software will not be commercially available for two years, but the hardware is available today, from a Canadian company, measurand. ❋ Unknown (2003)

"Oh, I know; he is what we call a hardware merchant." ❋ Fanny Fern (N/A)

Earlier this week, Consumer Reports said after testing it could not recommend the iPhone 4 due to what it called a hardware flaw with the antenna. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The whole exponential growth in hardware is going to hit me fast and hard, i’ve delayed it by a factor of 50 compared to everyone else, but at this size i’m going to get trouble soon. ❋ Unknown (2006)

This hardware is built and IS a concept under consideration for LSS ... so why NOT get some political mileage out of it and let the people who've worked it have an opportunity to show off? ❋ Unknown (2009)

This hardware is currently manufactured so the performance capability has been well characterized and the costs are known. ❋ Unknown (2009)

And finally, because the STS infrastructure and hardware is preserved, they can decide to evolve an in-line solution with greater capacity, anything from Jupiter 246 to Ares V "Classic," if needed for a moonbase or Mars mission. me ❋ Unknown (2009)

The iPhone hardware is elegant but competitors have better hardware features pretty much across the board. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The official list of supported hardware is the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M, and the GeForce GT 330M. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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