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  1. livewarenoun

    Human beings or their brains, when regarded as a form of computer hardware or software.


  1. liveware

    Liveware refers to the human beings who are involved in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of computer systems. It includes the end-users, programmers, systems analysts, managers, and other personnel who interact with or are affected by the computer system. Liveware is an essential component in the overall functioning and success of computer systems, as they operate, utilize, and interact with the hardware and software components.


  1. Liveware

    Liveware was used in the computer industry as early as 1966 to refer to computer users, often in humorous contexts, by analogy with hardware and software. A slang term used to denote people using computers, and is based on the need for a human, or liveware, to operate the system using hardware and software. Other words meaning the same or similar to liveware include wetware, meatware and jellyware. Meatware and jellyware are most often used by internal customer support personnel as slang terms when referencing human operating errors. The term liveware is found in the Culture novels by Iain M. Banks. A Culture Ship is named "Liveware Problem". This is likely a pun on a common computing jargon hinting at the fact that the problem lies with the system's user.

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  1. liveware

    1. Synonym for wetware. Less common. 2. [Cambridge] Vermin. “Waiter, there's some liveware in my salad...”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liveware in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liveware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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