Definition of abandonware in English:


Syllabification: a·ban·don·ware
Pronunciation: /əˈbandənˌwe(ə)r


  • Computer software that is no longer distributed or supported by the developer or copyright holder: those who illegally distribute abandonware on the Web see themselves as archivists who are helping save old computer programs for posterity
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    • The creators of software have control over their creations by means of copyright and trademarks; users of warez and abandonware sidestep that control for their own ends.
    • Many popular abandonware sites have subsequently been abandoned.
    • There are many warez sites which want to hide behind the cover of abandonware.

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