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Definition of "firmware" []

  • Computer programming instructions that are stored in a read-only memory unit rather than being implemented through software. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "firmware" in a sentence
  • "To those shoppers confused about the difference between hardware and software, "firmware" is probably scary enough to get them to shell out $30."
  • "You can imagine a situation where some new firmware is available but where the operator may not want to do a mass push, in this case it could be available with client initiated FOTA."
  • "Update of PERC firmware is needed for getting anything out of your new Ubuntu 8.04."