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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-wair]
    • /ˈædˌwɛər/
    • /ˈædweər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-wair]
    • /ˈædˌwɛər/

Definitions of adware word

  • noun adware a type of computer software that collects information about a user's browsing patterns in order to display relevant advertisements in his or her Web browser 3
  • noun adware computer software that is given to a user with advertisements already embedded 3
  • noun adware software that displays advertisements and is integrated into another program offered at no charge or at low cost. 1
  • noun adware a type of spyware that gathers information about an Internet user's browsing habits and displays targeted or contextual advertisements. 1
  • noun adware Software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material (often unwanted) when a user is online. 1
  • noun Definition of adware in Technology (software)   Any kind of software which is distributed free of charge along with advertisements that are either placed on the website from which the software is distributed or displayed by the program while it is running. 1

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Parts of speech for Adware


adware popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

adware usage trend in Literature

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