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bloatware Line breaks: bloat|ware
Pronunciation: /ˈbləʊtwɛː/

Definition of bloatware in English:


[mass noun] Computing , informal
1Software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires: a nasty piece of cross-platform bloatware that’s in serious need of a total overhaul
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  • I don't believe we'll ever see a reversal of the trend towards bloatware in software.
  • So I'm starting to suspect that fretting about bloatware is more of a mental health problem than a software problem.
  • I, however, want to suggest a new category: bloatware engineer.
1.1Unwanted software included on a new computer or mobile device by the manufacturer: users must initially contend with the usual bevy of bloatware (unnecessary toolbars, games of questionable value)
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  • The battery drains quickly, it has a poor audio speaker, and it comes preloaded with too much bloatware.
  • Though I appreciate a few choice apps as much as the next person, the phone simply came with a lot of distracting bloatware.
  • There's some undeletable bloatware, though mercifully less than we've seen on other new handsets recently.
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