Antonyms of noun hardware

1 of 3 senses of hardware

Sense 3
hardware, computer hardware -- ((computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system)
       Antonym of software (Sense 1)
      => software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package -- ((computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hardware

3 senses of hardware

Sense 1
hardware -- (major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile))
       => weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition -- (weapons considered collectively)

Sense 2
hardware, ironware -- (instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal)
       => instrumentality, instrumentation -- (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)

Sense 3
hardware, computer hardware -- ((computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system)
       => component, constituent, element -- (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system")

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