firmware firm‧ware [ˈfɜːmweə ǁ ˈfɜːrmwer] noun [uncountable] COMPUTING
instructions to computers that are stored on chip S so that they can be done much faster, and cannot be changed or lost:

• In order to download firmware from their website, you will need the serial number of your camera.

• Manufacturers are considering incorporating the window manager into their firmware products.

— see also hardware, software

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firmware UK US /ˈfɜːmweər/ noun [U]
IT a computer program or data that is stored on a chip (= very small piece of electronic equipment) and that cannot be changed or lost: »

Wi-Fi vendors issue frequent firmware updates that add new features.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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