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Hardware Meaning & Definition


In layman's terms - computer parts

Hardware Definition & Meaning

Hardware is a physical device or parts of a computer or other electronic system such as the central processing unit (CPU), memory, hard drive, motherboard or graphics card.

Hardware can also refer to the physical items such as tools, equipment, construction materials, musical instruments and other items.

Hardware Used in a Sentence

  1. My dad bought some new tools at the hardware store for his home repairs.
  2. I added more memory to my computer by installing new hardware.
  3. The machine in the factory was fixed with a new piece of hardware.

Hardware Similar Words & Phrases (Synonyms)

  1. Equipment
  2. Machinery
  3. Tools
  4. Components
  5. Parts

Hardware Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)

  1. Software
  2. Program
  3. Application
  4. Virtual
  5. Digital


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