Definition of "shareware" [shareware]

  • (noun) Copyrighted software that is available free of charge on a trial basis, usually with the condition that users pay a fee for continued use and support.

Use "shareware" in a sentence

  • "Thus I may be missing a nuance that distinguishes shareware from commercial software, but it seems that networking and viral distribution have become so commonplace that shareware is no longer any significant distinction."
  • "So, shareware is just software with a free or limited trial?"
  • "Experimenting with shareware is a much more pleasurable experience on a Mac."

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