crippleware

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Etymology[edit]

cripple +‎ -ware

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

crippleware (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, computing, chiefly derogatory) A program whose functionality is severely limited beyond that of shareware, often in the interest of its author having the crippleware user make a purchase of the uncrippled program.

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