Definition of middleware in English:

middleware

noun

Computing
  • [mass noun] Software that acts as a bridge between an operating system or database and applications, especially on a network.

    • ‘This claim covers the operating system wars, desktop software and middleware.’
    • ‘They have to have the right OS, middleware and application software installed.’
    • ‘That is where data access middleware and on-line application development systems come in.’
    • ‘It is possible to compress the software by developing slimmer middleware and writing more compact applications.’
    • ‘People are just not going to agree on hardware, operating systems, programming languages, databases, middleware and lots of other things.’

Pronunciation:

middleware

/ˈmɪdlwɛː/