Last modified on 28 January 2015, at 23:11

firmware

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

firm +‎ -ware.

NounEdit

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firmware (uncountable)

  1. Something in-between hardware and software. Like software, it is created from source code, but it is closely tied to the hardware it runs on.
  2. Software intended for such embedded computer applications.

TranslationsEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈføːmˌʋe̞ø/

NounEdit

firmware

  1. (computing) firmware

SynonymsEdit

DeclensionEdit

The inflection of this word is problematic. Joukahainen puts it in nalle-category, but it would really require Finnicized pronunciation: /ˈfirmˌʋɑre̞/. As most people tend to pronounce the word more or less like in English, it should rather be of risti-type. It's probably advisable to avoid using the inflected forms in writing and use the provided Finnish synonyms instead.