middleware

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

middle +‎ -ware

Noun[edit]

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middleware ‎(usually uncountable, plural middlewares)

  1. (computing) software that functions at an intermediate layer between applications and operating system or database management system, or between client and server
  2. Networking software/hardware that is deployed in the middle of, as opposed to serviced by, a packet network to enhance or provide some network function, such as caching, filtering, or firewall functionality.