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hard·ware

hardware

 
 
pronunciation:
hard weIr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: tools and equipment used for making and fixing things. Hardware is usually made of metal. Bolts, screws, and hinges are pieces of hardware.
The carpenter got the handles, locks, and other hardware to finish his work on the new doors.
definition 2: computer parts and equipment. Computer hardware includes all the parts of a computer that make it work, except for the programs.
The computer fell on the floor, and now there is a problem with the hardware.
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