free as in beer

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

free as in beer (not comparable)

  1. (used only predicatively) Free in the sense of costing no money; gratis.

Usage notesEdit

This term and its counterpart free as in speech are mostly used in computing contexts, as for example when comparing traditional freeware (which may be proprietary) with free software (where anybody can access and modify the source code).

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Last modified on 21 June 2013, at 00:42