Hardware vs Liveware - What's the difference?

hardware | liveware |


As nouns the difference between hardware and liveware

is that hardware is hardware while liveware is (colloquial) people who work with computers, as opposed to the software or hardware they use; loosely , human beings, as opposed to technology.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hardware

English

Noun

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  • Fixtures]], equipment, tools and [[device, devices used for general-purpose construction and repair of a structure or object. Also such equipment as sold as stock by a store of the same name, e.g. hardware store.
  • He needed a hammer, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and other assorted hardware , so he went to the hardware store.
  • (informal) Equipment.
  • military hardware
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  • (computing) The part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc. Compare software.
  • * 1952 , "Binary Arithmetic", R.L. Michaelson, in The Incorporated Statistician , vol. 3, no. 1 (Feb. 1952), pp 35-40.
  • Hardware is the generally accepted colloquism for anything inside a computer other than an engineer.
  • (technology) Electronic equipment.
  • Metal implements.
  • (slang) A firearm.
  • liveware

    English

    Noun

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  • (colloquial) People who work with computers, as opposed to the software or hardware they use; loosely , human beings, as opposed to technology.
  • Synonyms

    * meatware