Shareware vs Licensed - What's the difference?

shareware | licensed |


As a noun shareware

is (computing) a type of software that is distributed without payment but is limited in any combination of functionality, availability, or convenience.

As an adjective licensed is

(of a person or enterprise) having been issued with a licence (by the required authority).

As a verb licensed is

(license).

shareware

English

Noun

(-)
  • (computing) A type of software that is distributed without payment but is limited in any combination of functionality, availability, or convenience.
  • References

    licensed

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of a person or enterprise) having been issued with a licence (by the required authority)
  • Only licensed exterminators can purchase rat poison in this state.
  • # (of a shop or restaurant) allowed to sell alcohol
  • The opening hours of licensed premises are restricted to prevent all-night drinking.
  • (of an activity) authorized by licence
  • Even licensed fishing has a major effect on the fish population in the river.
  • # (of a product) based on an existing piece of intellectual property and sold under licence.
  • Although they sell well, licensed video games are seldom critically acclaimed.
  • Derived terms

    * licensed victualler

    Antonyms

    * unlicensed

    Verb

    (head)
  • (license)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    See also

    * licenced