Hardware

Noun

  • Fixtures, equipment, tools and devices used for general-purpose construction and repair of a structure or object. Also such equipment as sold as stock by a store of the same name, e.g. hardware store.

    "He needed a hammer, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and other assorted hardware, so he went to the hardware store."

  • (technology) Electronic equipment.
  • (computing) The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.
  • (slang) A firearm.
  • (informal) Equipment.

    "military hardware"

  • Metal implements.

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