a group of compatible computers that can run the same software.
- Hardware register
hardware, system administration (Or “hardware log”) A list of all hardware, both internal and external, that is attached to a particular computer. (2006-09-07)
/hard-weir’*-lee/ In a way pertaining to hardware. “The system is hardwarily unreliable.” The adjective “hardwary” is *not* traditionally used, though it has recently been reported from the U.K. See softwarily. [Jargon File] (1995-01-23)
noun 1. water that contains magnesium, calcium, or iron salts and therefore forms a soap lather with difficulty. Water in which dissolved minerals make it difficult to produce a lather with soap. Note: Hard water is usually associated with well water in regions where the rocks contain a large proportion of iron-bearing minerals.
[hahrd-wair-ing] /ˈhɑrdˈwɛər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. resistant to extensive wear; durable: a pair of hardwearing jeans.