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Pronunciation: (härd'wâr"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/hardware.html on line 71 [key]
n.
1. metalware, as tools, locks, hinges, or cutlery.
2. the mechanical equipment necessary for conducting an activity, usually distinguished from the theory and design that make the activity possible.
3. military weapons and combat equipment.
4. Slang.a weapon carried on one's person: The rougher types were asked to check their hardware at the door.
5. Computers.the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical devices comprising a computer system, as the CPU, disk drives, keyboard, or screen. Cf. software.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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