computer hardware



  • noun machines used in data processing, including the computers and printers, but not the programs


  • In a computer system, all the physical objects and equipment, such as the CPU, keyboard, mouse, monitor, memory, storage mediums, cables, connectors, cards, and so on. This contrasts with software, which consists of programs which tell the hardware what to do. A computer system is composed of both hardware and software. Also called hardware (1).