firmware

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A meld of software and hardware

Noun[edit]

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firmware (uncountable)

  1. Computer hardware with non-volatile embedded software, especially read-only memory.
  2. Software intended for such embedded computer applications.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈføːmˌʋe̞ø/

Noun[edit]

firmware

  1. (computing) firmware

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Declension[edit]

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.