Definition of crippleware in English:


Syllabification: crip·ple·ware
Pronunciation: /ˈkripəlˌwe(ə)r


Computing , • informal
  • Software distributed with reduced functionality with a view to attracting payment for a fully functional version.
    More example sentences
    • It's ridiculous that Apple ships such an integral part of the Apple ‘experience’, as crippleware.
    • Previous attempts to sell Windows crippleware to general consumers failed locally, we understand, because the consumers simply got hold of a pirate copy of Windows and installed it instead.
    • ‘People are not going to buy crippleware’.

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