shareware share‧ware [ˈʆeəweə ǁ ˈʆerwer] noun [uncountable] COMPUTING
computer software that is given away free, or given away free for a particular period of time. After that time, people have to pay for it — compare freeware

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shareware UK US /ˈʃeəweər/ noun [U] IT
software that is available to use and which you pay for only if you wish to continue using it after a particular length of time: »

The software is shareware and costs €10 to register.

Compare FREEWARE(Cf. ↑freeware)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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