hardware-dependent

Definitions

Computing

  • adjective
    (written as hardware dependent)
    which will only work with a particular model or brand of hardware

Electronics

  • computer software or hardware which is designed to work properly only with a specific architecture or configuration. assembly language, for instance, is hardware-dependent. This contrasts with hardware-independent, in which software or hardware can run on a variety of architectures or configurations. Also called machine-dependent.
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