hardware vs ironware what difference

what is difference between hardware and ironware

English

Etymology

From hard +‎ -ware; attested since the mid-15th century.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɑːdˌwɛə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɑɹdˌwɛɹ/

Noun

hardware (uncountable)

  1. Fixtures, equipment, tools and devices used for general-purpose construction and repair of a structure or object. Also such equipment as sold as stock by a store of the same name, e.g. hardware store.
    He needed a hammer, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and other assorted hardware, so he went to the hardware store.
  2. (informal) Equipment.
    military hardware
  3. (computing) The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.
    • 1952, “Binary Arithmetic”, R.L. Michaelson, in The Incorporated Statistician, vol. 3, no. 1 (Feb. 1952), pp 35-40.
      Hardware is the generally accepted colloquism for anything inside a computer other than an engineer.
  4. (technology) Electronic equipment.
  5. Metal implements.
  6. (slang) A firearm.
  7. (slang) Medals or trophies.

Related terms

Descendants

  • Amharic: ሃርድዌር (hardəwer)

Translations

Further reading

  • hardware on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

French

Etymology

From English

Pronunciation

  • (aspirated h) IPA(key): /aʁ.dwɛʁ/

Noun

hardware m (uncountable)

  1. (computing) hardware
    Synonym: matériel

Further reading

  • “hardware” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from English hardware.

Noun

hardware m (uncountable)

  1. (Jersey, computing) hardware

Portuguese

Etymology

From English hardware.

Noun

hardware m (plural hardwares)

  1. (computing) hardware (parts of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification)

Spanish

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English hardware.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxaɾdweɾ/, [ˈxaɾ.ð̞weɾ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈxarweɾ/, [ˈxa.rweɾ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈxaɾɡweɾ/, [ˈxaɾ.ɣ̞weɾ]

Noun

hardware m (plural hardwares)

  1. (computing) hardware


English

Etymology

From iron +‎ -ware.

Noun

ironware (countable and uncountable, plural ironwares)

  1. Articles made of iron, as household utensils, tools, and the like.

Related terms

  • hardware

Translations

References

  • ironware in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • ironware in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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