- In a computer system, all the physical objects and equipment, such as the CPU, keyboard, mouse, monitor, memory, storage mediums, cables, connectors, cards, and so on. This contrasts with software, which consists of programs which tell the hardware what to do. A computer system is composed of both hardware and software. Also called computer hardware.
- The physical equipment utilized for a given function, as opposed to ideas or designs detailed on paper.
- A collection of tangible devices, such as an assortment of components, devices, and equipment.
- acronym HW
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