computer hardware

Definitions of computer hardware
  1. noun
    (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
    synonyms: hardware
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    Antonyms:
    computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system
    (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
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    C.P.U., CPU, central processing unit, central processor, mainframe, processor
    (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
    computer memory, computer storage, memory, memory board, storage, store
    an electronic memory device
    scheduler
    computer hardware that arranges jobs to be done by the computer in an appropriate order
    sequencer
    computer hardware that sorts data or programs into a predetermined sequence
    upgrade
    hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
    non-volatile storage, nonvolatile storage
    computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off
    ROM, fixed storage, read-only memory, read-only storage
    (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
    real storage
    the main memory in a virtual memory system
    scratchpad
    (computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information
    virtual memory, virtual storage
    (computer science) memory created by using the hard disk to simulate additional random-access memory; the addressable storage space available to the user of a computer system in which virtual addresses are mapped into real addresses
    volatile storage
    computer storage that is erased when the power is turned off
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    component, constituent, element
    an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
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