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12 / 04 / 2006

HARDWARE: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's word is: Hardware Meanings: (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. Example 1: 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. Example 2: 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 is? 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. Example 3 One of the most well-known hardware stores in Spain is Leroy Merlin. Example 4 I'm going to the hardware store to buy some paint. Do you need anything? Remember that if you are interested in trying the Daily Vitamin Plus! for one week for free and with no obligation, all you have to do is contact us. If you have any questions about today's word, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. Have a great day!

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