Software - what is it? The meaning of a word, definition, origin, translation

What is Soft

Soft is a slang , collective name for software. In English, the word Soft ware ("programs") arose as a contrast to the concept of Hard ware ("hardware", that is, the equipment that makes up the computer). This opposition is based on the primordial meaning of the words: Hard - "hard", Soft - "soft"

Over time, Software reduced in colloquial English to Soft , and with the development of computers in the late XX century migrated to the Russian language.

Examples of use:

1. Do not use pirated software! Buy only licensed software!

2. To open this file you need a special software, you will not open the usual Word.

The software is in the lists: Computers , Slang

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