the programmers, systems analysts, operating staff, and other personnel working in a computer system Compare hardware (sense 2), software
“people,” 1966, computer-programmer jargon, from live (adj.) + ending abstracted from software, etc.
/li:v’weir/ 1. A less common synonym for wetware
2. (Cambridge) Vermin. “Waiter, there’s some liveware in my salad.”
[lahyv] /laɪv/ noun, Informal. 1. an energetic, keenly alert person. /laɪv/ noun 1. (informal) an energetic or enterprising person 2. a wire carrying an electric current noun phrase An energetic, vibrant person: Jimmy’s a live wire, all right (1909+) A highly alert or energetic person. For example, Sally’s a real live wire; she brightens up […]
[liv-yer] /ˈlɪv yər/ noun, Canadian (chiefly Newfoundland) . 1. a native or resident of Newfoundland or Labrador. /ˈlɪvjə/ noun 1. (Canadian) (in Newfoundland) a full-time resident
[lits] /lɪts/ noun, Electricity. 1. a wire used as a conductor of alternating current, composed of a number of insulated strands woven together to reduce skin effect.
[lit-vee-nawf, -nof; Russian lyi-tvyee-nuh f] /lɪtˈvi nɔf, -nɒf; Russian lyɪˈtvyi nəf/ noun 1. Maksim Maksimovich [muh-ksyeem muh-ksyee-muh-vyich] /mʌˈksyim mʌˈksyi mə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1876–1951, Russian Communist leader and diplomat.