Definition of firmware in English:

firmware

noun

Computing
  • Permanent software programmed into a read-only memory.

    • ‘Hobbyists have cracked the firmware, cracked the software, and someone has even cracked its creator's customer database.’
    • ‘Most devices will have the ability to be upgraded or repaired remotely, by downloading new firmware or software.’
    • ‘Be sure you get the latest software and firmware when running the unit, so you get all the features you can out of it.’
    • ‘Once the new firmware is loaded, it becomes part of the modem, and the process need not be repeated.’
    • ‘It all depends, of course, on how the firmware is programmed to write and read data.’

Pronunciation:

firmware

/ˈfərmwer/