Definition of wetware in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwetˌwer/


1 humorous Human brain cells or thought processes regarded as analogous to, or in contrast with, computer systems.
Example sentences
  • There's more to web services than the promise of sacking your call center casual labor, and obliging the public to use fully automated self-service applications instead, of semi-automated human wetware.
  • You don't need messy human wetware - foul drunken journalists - and it's much more of an ‘end-to-end’ solution, whatever that may be.
  • To accommodate their clients, Hanover installed some wetware - human beings - into the online shopping process.
1.1(Chiefly in science fiction) computer technology in which the brain is linked to artificial systems, or used as a model for artificial systems based on biochemical processes.
Example sentences
  • He and CR5 had made use of the ship's wetware downloading system to temporarily enhance his brain to the point where he could easily function in the absence of time.
  • As this happened, that you yourself would somehow be transferred from the wetware of the brain into the hardware of the microchip.

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Syllabification: wet·ware

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