Definition of antivirus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˈvīrəs/
Pronunciation: /ˌanˌtīˈvīrəs/


[attributive] Computing
(Of software) designed to detect and destroy computer viruses.
Example sentences
  • Users are advised to update their antivirus software to detect the worm and to resist the temptation to open unsolicited email attachments.
  • Nonetheless vendors have announced plans to update antivirus software to detect the bug.
  • The first and most critical element of your Internet security system is antivirus software.

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Syllabification: an·ti·vi·rus

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