WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
soft•ware /ˈsɔftˌwɛr, ˈsɑft-/USA pronunciation
used with a singular verb]
Radio and Televisionany material requiring the use of equipment, esp. audiovisual material such as film, tapes, or records.
programs for directing a computer or processing electronic data (distinguished from hardwarehardware).
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
software /ˈsɒftˌwɛə/ n
- the programs that can be used with a particular computer system
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