What does Software mean?

Definitions for Software
ˈsɔftˌwɛər, ˈsɒft-soft·ware

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, packagenoun

    (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

    "the market for software is expected to expand"

Wiktionary

  1. softwarenoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Software

    Computer software, or simply software, is a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work. This is in contrast to physical hardware, from which the system is built and actually performs the work. In computer science and software engineering, computer software is all information processed by computer systems, programs and data. Computer software includes computer programs, libraries and related non-executable data, such as online documentation or digital media. Computer hardware and software require each other and neither can be realistically used on its own. At the lowest programming level, executable code consists of machine language instructions supported by an individual processor—typically a central processing unit (CPU) or a graphics processing unit (GPU). A machine language consists of groups of binary values signifying processor instructions that change the state of the computer from its preceding state. For example, an instruction may change the value stored in a particular storage location in the computer—an effect that is not directly observable to the user. An instruction may also invoke one of many input or output operations, for example displaying some text on a computer screen; causing state changes which should be visible to the user. The processor executes the instructions in the order they are provided, unless it is instructed to "jump" to a different instruction, or is interrupted by the operating system. As of 2015, most personal computers, smartphone devices and servers have processors with multiple execution units or multiple processors performing computation together, and computing has become a much more concurrent activity than in the past. The majority of software is written in high-level programming languages. They are easier and more efficient for programmers because they are closer to natural languages than machine languages. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or an interpreter or a combination of the two. Software may also be written in a low-level assembly language, which has strong correspondence to the computer's machine language instructions and is translated into machine language using an assembler.

ChatGPT

  1. software

    Software is a collection of data or computer instructions that instruct a computer how to work. It comprises a set of programs, procedures, and algorithms that perform various tasks on a computer system, including operating system, utility programs, language translator, and application programs. Software is the non-tangible component of a computer that enables it to perform specific tasks, as compared to the physical hardware which performs the actual work.

Wikidata

  1. Software

    Software is Grace Slick's 1984 album released by RCA Records. This album was recorded after she had re-joined Jefferson Starship. After working on this album, Peter Wolf would go on to contribute to Jefferson Starship's 1984 album, Nuclear Furniture. A music video was made for the single "All the Machines". "Software" is Grace Slick's fourth and final solo album.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Software

    Sequential operating instructions for a particular problem or function to be run on a digital computer.

Editors Contribution

  1. software

    A set of words, definitions, instructions, language and code to program a computer, device, app, technology, laptop, server or network.

    The software creators know the software is easy to promote as it was so multifunctional and was user focused and consulted during the pilot of the software.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

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  1. software

    Song lyrics by software -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by software on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Software' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1034

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Software' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3273

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Software' in Nouns Frequency: #482

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Software in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Software in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Software in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Ziem:

    'The Cloth or Something' project has been fun, but it has also been a distraction from the software development needed to get out the next release of the BleachBit software application.

  2. Josh Anderson:

    We are not in Martian Kansas anymore, we’re flying over the dried-up remnants of an ancient river that is filled with sand dunes, boulders, and rocks, and surrounded by hills that could have us for lunch. And while we recently upgraded the navigation software onboard to help determine safe airfields, every flight is still a white-knuckler.

  3. Sarah Ford:

    Police use of facial recognition software is the latest example of Orwellian technology that violates our privacy and civil liberties under the guise of public safety and it must stop, bernie Sanders is proud to join cities like San Francisco in banning the use of this technology for policing and, as president, will enact a nationwide ban on facial recognition software for policing, including at the state and local levels.

  4. An Ant Financial spokeswoman:

    Alipay is an app for both (Google software) Android and (Apple's) iOS system and has little requirements for the make and model of the mobile phone.

  5. Mike Kiernan:

    Tom Perez has to answer a lot of questions and can't throw Troy Price under the bus, it's evident now that The DNC was intimately involved with the software that malfunctioned.

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