12 / 04 / 2006
HARDWARE: meaning and examples
Today's word is
(1) computer equipment (CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.) which is NOT software.
(2) the equipment, machines and vehicles used in a particular area of activity, such as the military.
Since the software companies are continuously updating computer software, I feel obliged to update my hardware
every two years or so; it is getting quite expensive.
The Pentagon assumed that having superior military hardware
was going to guarantee a quick victory in Iraq.
Keeping in mind what the possible meanings of hardware
are, do you know what a hardware store
A hardware store
is a shop that sells metal goods and things for your home and garden, such as pans, knives, tools and chemical products.
One of the most well-known hardware stores
in Spain is Leroy Merlin.
I'm going to the hardware store
to buy some paint. Do you need anything?
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