how to pronounce software


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software is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of software in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the cost of building software now on the …”

meanings of software


  1. Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM). Hyponyms: application software, data-oriented software, kitchen table software, on-premises software, malware, schlockware, shareware, shovelware, spyware, system software.
  2. The human beings involved in warfare, as opposed to hardware such as weapons and vehicles.

software frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word software occurs in english on average 31 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics software can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that software can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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