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The key terms in computers are software and hardware. Christianity Today (2000)Others lack the confidence to use the software. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The final ingredient here is which software system to opt for. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The system uses computer software to distort facial features and the way in which they are arranged. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The company blamed the problem on new payroll software. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Software skills engineering should be part of our schooling system now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its hardware and software offer huge advances that are a match for any other smartphone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The delay is being blamed on difficulties with the flight systems software and also with assembly documentation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)General retailers and software and computer services firms issued the largest number of warnings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But new software must be installed to correct it. The Sun (2007)Its biggest cost is acquiring computer hardware and software. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The fifth richest man in the world will instead become chairman and chief technology officer of the software giant. The Sun (2014)It replaces the need to buy a disc or download software with a video stream over a broadband connection. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Computer software offers big savings too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its Android software used in smartphones has been a notable success. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The software giant is also increasing its dividend payout to shareholders by 22 per cent. The Sun (2013)There's a woman in software who schedules video conferences with her son. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's no big deal but in the new software. The Sun (2013)For the next generation it's code - young people learning to code and write software. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People close to the case said that the regulatory push was attempting to change the software giant 's behaviour rather than simply impose fines on it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Software houses are companies that write and supply software packages for computer systems; thus one does not have to buy all software from the computer manufacturer. Computers Basic Facts (1983)
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Translations for 'software'
British English: software /ˈsɒftˌwɛə/ NOUN
Computer programs are referred to as software.
He writes software.
- American English: software
- Arabic: بَرَامِجُ الْكُومْبِيُوتَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: software
- Chinese: 软件
- Croatian: softver
- Czech: software
- Danish: software
- Dutch: software
- European Spanish: software
- Finnish: ohjelmisto
- French: logiciel
- German: Software
- Greek: λογισμικό
- Italian: software
- Japanese: ソフトウェア
- Korean: 소프트웨어
- Norwegian: programvare
- Polish: oprogramowanie
- European Portuguese: software
- Romanian: software
- Russian: программное обеспечение
- Spanish: software
- Swedish: programvara
- Thai: โปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์
- Turkish: yazılım
- Ukrainian: програмне забезпечення
- Vietnamese: phần mềm
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