Character 8
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Pronunciations /ˈsɑftˌwɛɹ/

Definitions and meanings of "Software"

What do we mean by software?

The programs, routines, and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation. noun

Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM). Compare hardware. noun

(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory noun

Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM).

The human beings involved in warfare, as opposed to hardware such as weapons and vehicles.

(a) Something made in India and exported to the world. (b) Something soon to be made in China and exported to the world. (c) Like sex. Lots of people do it badly, a few do okay, and a precious few do it really really well. (d) The difference between a pile of plastic, glass, metal, and silicon, and a computer, okay? (e) The instructions that tell a computer what to do. Software is typically written by humans, although machine written software is becoming more common (yes, it now reproduces). Humans write software in "languages" like C# and BASIC. A few crusty old guys (and a few maniacal young guys) still write Assembly code but they are on the fringes of a fringe culture so we can ignore them. Anyway, these languages are an intermediary between normal human languages (e.g. French) and machine language that the computer can actually execute. So there's this other software called a compiler that converts the C# into machine language. And if you know enough to know that's not really true, then you really shouldn't be reading this, should you? I could have chosen 'C' but I didn't so shut up. (f) You can get it from a CD, a DVD, the web, a floppy disk, a jump drive, or from a street vendor in China for $0.50 (g) Jobs in software? See (a) and (b). (h) Okay, BASIC is not technically a language. But you can still write software in BASIC and it won't necessarily be complete crap. Really. Urban Dictionary

A static description of a dynamic process in the form of a stored program used to solve a problem on a machine. Urban Dictionary

The parts of a computer that can't be kicked, but ironicly deserve it most. Urban Dictionary

Pertaining to the female anatomy - Breasts, or boobs. As used in Short Circuit when Johnny #5 sees Stephanie in the bath. Urban Dictionary

1)Electronic information stored on a computer that performs tasks. 2) Slang for you mind. Urban Dictionary

Programs for your computer Urban Dictionary

Something that crashes noiselessly. Urban Dictionary

A magic spell cast over a computer that allows it to transmute one's input into error messages. Urban Dictionary

Another name for a penis when it won't get hard. Urban Dictionary

Computer wise, it is ran off of the hard drive as a program. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Software

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The word "software" in example sentences

CNC Software, Inc. is proud to introduce Mastercam® for SolidWorks®, which combines the world's leading modeling software with the world's most widely-used CAM software*. ❋ Sibius777 (2010)

Commercial software development: the * software* is the product. ❋ Unknown (2009)

NICKJ AirRadar is an excellent piece of software, and it deserves a review that reflects your opinion of it * as a piece of software*. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Working in software is often one of the most thankless tasks (.. and I don't work in games). ❋ SVGL (2008)

Given the fact that (a) that Indian legislators have clearly chosen to exclude software from the list of patentable inventions (b) that open source software is important to India's long-term strategic interests, and (c) there is a growing global outcry against software patents, we hereby request you to ensure that the Draft Patent Manual reflects the will and intent of the Indian Parliament. ❋ Venky (2008)

The term software, on the other hand, is ambiguous. ❋ Glyn Moody (2008)

The term software engineering was used occasionally in the late 1950s and early 1960s, though some argue that software engineering was coined by F.L. Bauer. ❋ Unknown (2006)

At home, I realized that the latest version of the label software doesn't replace characters when exporting, at least not for thirty days. ❋ Elfpvke (2006)

In other news, I've rolled the label software out to 18 out of 19 branches now. 4 of those branches are in full production, another 6 or 7 at least are partially in production. ❋ Elfpvke (2004)

Afterwards, Neil was mobbed, and he said one more interesting thing that I can't help but repeat: that he doesn't like the term software architect because it pre-supposes a rigidity in software when what is so wonderful about it is that it is very plastic, something people write for ourselves and can change how we like … ❋ Glenn Kelman (2010)

The term software generally refers to a logical structure, a method, a procedure, a program, a routine, a process, an algorithm, ❋ Unknown (2010)

I've repeated all the illogic and investment problems behind the 'and in the term software and services in multiple places since, usually right after the annual Microsoft financial analyst day each July. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I have a GC now, was on an H1B, and didn't have the issues you describe, due to the vagueness of the term software engineer.

First question: "what do you make of the term software engineering?" ❋ Unknown (2008)

Their FAQ claims that the software is available for Mac and Linux because “Binverse understands our customers are some of the savviest people on the Internet and we are proud to provide versions of the powerful Binverse software for Linux and Mac customers.” ❋ Unknown (2009)

The core of the software is a technology the company calls Direct-to-Device, which forms the original, hardware-based testing product, introduced six years ago. ❋ John Cox (2010)

Apple moved to quell fears it was tracking iPhone users, saying it would reduce the amount of location information stored on the phone and fix what it called a software bug that led data to be stored on the device even when location services were turned off. ❋ Unknown (2011)

The source code for this software is available at www. ❋ Venky (2009)

When you [flip] the ON switch, the computer doesn't know if it's supposed to start the engine on your [Volkswagon] or start [surfing the web]. Then the software boots and it knows what the hell it should do. ❋ Lanteigne (2005)

You are [writing] software to [wash] your [dishes]? what is sofware? ❋ Savage (2004)

"[Fucking Windows] is the [crappiest] [piece] of software ever created!" ❋ Proud2deviate (2004)

"You're a different [shade] [stephanie], oooh, nice software!" - [Johnny 5] ❋ J.J. (2005)

1) [Internet Explorer], Photoshop, [Kazaa] 2) "After the [car crash], Bob's body was fine but his software was messed up." ❋ Mike (2004)

i [got some] [new] software to [have fun] with ❋ Snoopy To The D-O-double-G (2004)

[Microsoft Windows]. ❋ J. Thomas (2004)

Goddamn third-rate [spreadsheet] software! Nobody can [write good] code [these days]. ❋ Hawkw (2009)

He was all software [down there]. ❋ Mike Jr. (2004)

[Best Buy] has a better [selection] of software than [Circuit City] does. ❋ Josh (2004)

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