Freeware



[free-wair] /ˈfriˌwɛər/

noun
1.
computer software distributed without charge.
/ˈfriːˌwɛə/
noun
1.
computer software that may be distributed and used without payment
freeware
(frē’wâr’)
Software that is available to users for free. Freeware is often made available for downloading over the Internet.
legal
Software, often written by enthusiasts and distributed at no charge by users’ groups, or via the World-Wide Web, electronic mail, bulletin boards, Usenet, or other electronic media.
At one time, “freeware” was a trademark of Andrew Fluegelman. It wasn’t enforced after his death.
“Freeware” should not be confused with “free software” (roughly, software with unrestricted redistribution) or “shareware” (software distributed without charge for which users can pay voluntarily).
Jim Knopf’s story (http://freewarehof.org/sstory.html).
[Jargon File]
(2003-07-26)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Freeway

    [free-wey] /ˈfriˌweɪ/ noun 1. an express highway with no intersections, usually having traffic routed on and off by means of a cloverleaf. 2. a toll-free highway. /ˈfriːˌweɪ/ noun (US) 1. another name for expressway 2. a major road that can be used without paying a toll

  • Freewheel

    [free-hweel, -weel] /ˈfriˈʰwil, -ˈwil/ noun 1. a device in the transmission of a motor vehicle that automatically disengages the drive shaft whenever it begins to turn more rapidly than the engine. 2. a form of rear bicycle that has a device it from the driving mechanism, as when the pedals are stopped in coasting. verb […]



  • Freewheeler

    [free-hwee-ler, -wee-] /ˈfriˈʰwi lər, -ˈwi-/ noun 1. a vehicle that can . 2. a person who works or lives in an independent, often daring, way. 3. a person who is primarily concerned with having a good time.

  • Freewheeling

    [free-hwee-ling, -wee-] /ˈfriˈʰwi lɪŋ, -ˈwi-/ adjective 1. operating in the manner of a . 2. (of a person) moving about freely, independently, or irresponsibly. 3. (of words, remarks, actions, etc.) unrestrained; irresponsible: Loose, freewheeling charges were traded during the argument. [free-hweel, -weel] /ˈfriˈʰwil, -ˈwil/ noun 1. a device in the transmission of a motor vehicle […]



Disclaimer: Freeware definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.