firmware

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

firm +‎ -ware.

Noun[edit]

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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.

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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.

Inflection of firmware (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative firmware firmwaret
accusative nom.? firmware firmwaret
gen. firmwaren
genitive firmwaren firmwarejen
firmwareinrare
partitive firmwarea firmwareja
inessive firmwaressa firmwareissa
elative firmwaresta firmwareista
illative firmwareen firmwareihin
adessive firmwarella firmwareilla
ablative firmwarelta firmwareilta
allative firmwarelleˣ firmwareilleˣ
essive firmwarena firmwareina
translative firmwareksi firmwareiksi
instructive firmwarein
abessive firmwaretta firmwareitta
comitative firmwareineen

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

firmware m (plural firmwares)

  1. (computing) firmware (software closely tied to the hardware on which it runs)