Definition of shovelware in English:

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shovelware

Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌv(ə)lwɛː/

noun

[mass noun] Computing
Software or online content that has been added to a CD or placed on the Internet without having been altered so as to suit the new medium.
Example sentences
  • All stories in the Oklahoman are automatically included through computer software called shovelware.
  • All of the candidates' sites provided important collateral materials - biographies, press releases, schedules, shovelware.
  • You don't want to ship shovelware and want to stay back to finish what you started

Origin

1980s: from the notion of ‘shovelling’ the information on to a CD or the Internet indiscriminately.

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