We have put together a list of words that are similar to HARDWARE.

15 Alternative Words Similar to hardware

1 Component Noun      Synonym Words Like Component
2 Constituent Noun      Synonym Words Like Constituent
3 Element Noun      Synonym Words Like Element
6 Software Noun      Antonym Words Like Software
7 Ironmongery Noun      Synonym Words Like Ironmongery
8 Store Noun      Hyponym Words Like Store
9 Scheduler Noun      Hyponym Words Like Scheduler
10 Sequencer Noun      Hyponym Words Like Sequencer
11 Memory Noun      Hyponym Words Like Memory
12 Upgrade Noun      Hyponym Words Like Upgrade
13 Mainframe Noun      Hyponym Words Like Mainframe
14 Processor Noun      Hyponym Words Like Processor
15 Storage Noun      Hyponym Words Like Storage

2 examples of hardware

1 the typical PC hardware suite consists of a mainboard and a number of peripherals such as hard drives and speakers, connected by adapter cards, but the input and output from users occurs mostly through the keyboard and monitor
2 check your hardware at the door before entering

10 definitions of hardware

1 Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.
2 Any of the physical objects used in carrying out an activity, in contrast to the knowledge, skill, or theory required to perform the activity; mostly used collectively.
3 The sum of all the physical objects, such as the electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices which comprise a computer system; ; contrasted with software, the programs executed by the computer.
4 The weapons, transport, and other physical objects used in conducting a war.
5 Weapons, especially handguns, carried on the person.
6 (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
7 major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
8 instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
9 Metal goods and utensils such as locks, tools, and cutlery.
10 Computer Science A computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions.
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