What does software mean?

Definitions for software
ˈsɔftˌwɛər, ˈsɒft-soft·ware

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word software.

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.

Freebase

  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  

Suggested Resources

  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. Executive Martin Daum said:

    You cannot have enough expertise in this area. Our Achilles' heel is the ability to quickly develop software.

  2. Ulrich Kelber:

    Therefore we should have some technological autonomy - from hardware right up to software solutions.

  3. Kim Alexander:

    We’ve done this for over 50 years, ever since software was first introduced into the vote-counting process, many counties are in the process of conducting their post-election manual tallies right now and the public can watch.

  4. Ron Gula:

    I ’m not a fan of this( backdoors in software) since it increases the complexity and adds unintended vulnerabilities to everyone’s mobile devices, there are many ways for terrorists to hide their activities if they choose to do so, but not all do. Some groups have very poor operation security.

  5. Elmar Degenhart:

    Software competence is mission critical for successful car companies but the industry lacks scale in this competence.

Images & Illustrations of software

  1. softwaresoftwaresoftwaresoftwaresoftware

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