Tennis vs Software - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between tennis and software

is that tennis is tennis while software is software.



  • (label) A sport played by two players (or four in doubles), who alternately strike the ball over a net using racquets.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=“Anthea hasn't a notion in her head but to vamp a lot of silly mugwumps. She's set her heart on that tennis bloke
  • (label) A match in this sport.
  • * 1918 , (Violet Hunt), The Last Ditch (page 95)
  • We go about to parties in the daytime as usual, teas and tennises
  • (obsolete) An earlier game in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racquet or with the open hand.
  • * (Shakespeare)
  • * (1800-1859)
  • His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis , were familiar to all London.

    Derived terms

    * football tennis * lawn tennis * real tennis * tennis ball * tennis court * tennis player * tennis racket * tennis racquet

    See also

    * table tennis or ping pong


  • (dated) To play tennis.
  • To drive backward and forward like a tennis ball.
  • (Spenser)


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  • (computing) Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM). Compare hardware.
  • * 1958 , John W. Tukey, "The Teaching of Concrete Mathematics" in The American Mathematical Monthly , vol. 65, no. 1 (Jan. 1958), pp 1-9:
  • The "software " comprising the carefully planned interpretive routines, compilers, and other aspects of automative programming are at least as important to the modern electronic calculator as its "hardware" of tubes, transistors, wires, tapes and the like.
  • * 1995 , Paul Niquette, Softword: Provenance for the Word ‘Software’ :
  • As originally conceived, the word "software " was merely an obvious way to distinguish a program from the computer itself. A program comprised sequences of changeable instructions each having the power to command the behavior of the permanently crafted machinery, the "hardware."

    Usage notes

    Software'' is a mass noun (''some software'', ''a piece of software''). By non-native speakers it is sometimes erroneously treated as a countable noun (''a software'', ''some softwares ).


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    See also

    * application * assembly * assembler * bug * code * coding * compilation * compiler * debugging * interpreter * linking * linker * open source * patch * programming * script * utilities * warez