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Shareware

noun; blending
Computer software that enables file sharing between computers through the internet Apparent meaning: Computer software that allows computer files to be shared or transferred over the internet. Type of word formation: Blend of ‘share’ and ‘software’. Possible reason used: Used to express that the software is used to share files, so the blend is a nice, concise way of referring to it.
 
Isn’t the use of SHAREWARE illegal now?
Etymology : [blend of ‘share’ and ‘software’].
Source : college student conversation
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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