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Hardware is a general term that refers to the physical artifacts of a technology.It may also mean the physical components of a computer system. Hardware can refer to several things: Hardware, physical artifacts of a technology Computer hardware, the physical part of a computer Hardware (TV series), a British situation comedy Hardware (1990 film), a 1990 film Hardware (album), a studio album by the heavy metal band Krokus Category: ... A cultural artifact is an man-made object which gives information about the culture of its creator and users. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ...

Hardware historically meant the metal parts and fittings that were used to make wooden products stronger, more functional, longer lasting and easier to fabricate or assemble. In modern usage it includes equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, corners, handles, wire, chains, plumbing supplies, tools, utensils, cutlery and machine parts, especially when they are made of metal. In the United States, this type of hardware has been traditionally sold in hardware stores, a term also used to a lesser extent in the UK. A single key A key is a device which is used to open a lock by turning. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A hinge is a type of bearing that connects two solid objects, typically allowing only a limited angle of rotation between them. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A corner is the place where two walls meet at an acute angle, and is generally thought to be the least beneficial position to be in a life-or-death situation. ... A handle is a part of, or attachment to, an object that can be moved or used by hand. ... A wire is a single, usually cylindrical, elongated strand of drawn metal. ... A plumber wrench for working on pipes and fittings A complex arrangement of rigid steel piping, stop valves regulate flow to various parts of the building. ... A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool or device is a piece of equipment which typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task, or provides an ability that is not naturally available to the user of a tool. ... ... Used cutlery: a plate, a fork and knife, and a drinking glass. ... This article is about devices that perform tasks. ... This article is about metallic materials. ... Hardware stores sell hardware: for instance allen wrenches, gerbil feeders, toilet seats, electric heaters Trash compactors, juice extractor, shower rods and water meters Walkie-talkies, copper wires safety goggles, radial tires BB pellets, rubber mallets, fans and dehumidifiers Picture hangers, paper cutters, waffle irons, window shutters Paint removers, window louvers...

In the electronics and especially computer industries, computer hardware specifically means the physical or tangible parts of the equipment, such as circuit boards, keyboards, monitors etc., in contrast to non-physical software running on the computer or other device. This article is about the engineering discipline. ... This article is about the machine. ... It has been suggested that Peripheral be merged into this article or section. ... Close-up photo of one side of a motherboard PCB, showing conductive traces, vias and solder points for through-hole components on the opposite side. ... A 104-key PC US English QWERTY keyboard layout The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard layout A standard Hebrew keyboard showing both Hebrew and QWERTY. A computer keyboard is a peripheral partially modelled after the typewriter keyboard. ... A computer display monitor, usually called simply a monitor, is a piece of electrical equipment which displays viewable images generated by a computer without producing a permanent record. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ...

In a more colloquial sense, hardware can refer to major items of military equipment, such as tanks, aircraft or ships. “Flying Machine” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Ship (disambiguation). ...

In slang, the term refers to trophies and other physical representations of awards. Some loving-cup trophies seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... Look up Award in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Hardware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
Hardware is the general term that is used to describe physical artifacts of a technology.
Hardware is also the name and title character of a comic book series published by Milestone Media.
Hardware is also a 1990 science fiction film, starring Dylan McDermott and Stacey Travis.
Computer hardware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software that executes within the hardware.
The hardware of a computer is infrequently changed, in comparison with software and data, which are "soft" in the sense that they are readily created, modified or erased on the computer.
Firmware is a special type of software that rarely, if ever, needs to be changed and so is stored on hardware devices such as read-only memory (ROM) where it is not readily changed (and is therefore "firm" rather than just "soft").
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