from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Software stored in a computer's ROM.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something in-between hardware and software. Like software, it is created from source code, but it is closely tied to the hardware it runs on.
  • noun Software for embedded computers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory


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