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Definition of "abandonware" [abandonware]

  • : 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?"