: A software product, especially a video game, whose copyright is no longer defended or which is no longer marketed even by the company who made it.(noun)
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Use "abandonware" in a sentence
"We found a workable version (version 2 is better than the 98 version) on Home Of The Underdogs - a site devoted to 'abandonware' - software no longer sold or supported by anyone."
"To be perfectly clear, there is no such thing as "abandonware" -- not legally."
"Assuming the source code is still kept in useful form by a company that is not ashamed of it, there is little to lose and much goodwill to be gained by releasing "abandonware" -- but those are two large assumptions, aren't they?"