Definition of crippleware in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkripəlwer/


Computing , informal
Software distributed with reduced functionality with a view to attracting payment for a fully functional version.
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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