freeware

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From free +‎ -ware, a contraction of software; Coined by Andrew Fluegelman

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freeware (uncountable)

  1. (computing) Complete and functional software that does not require payment or other compensation (such as nags or advertising) for its use. Freeware may be a proprietary license with no access to the source code.

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