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[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.’
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