Meaning of software
Pronunciation: (sôft'wâr", soft'-), [key]
- the programs used to direct the operation of a computer, as well as documentation giving instructions on how to use them. Cf.(def. 5).
- anything that is not hardware but is used with hardware, esp. audiovisual materials, as film, tapes, records, etc.: a studio fully equipped but lacking software.
- prepackaged materials, as movies or reruns, used to fill out the major part of a station's program schedule.
- software (Thesaurus)