Definition of mindware in US English:

mindware

noun

  • 1(As a count noun.) A product which affects or improves one's mind. rare.

  • 2Material (especially books) which provides mental stimulation.

  • 3Computing. Software which closely imitates or interacts with the human mind; an artificial intelligence or virtual reality program.

  • 4A person's mind, especially intellectual faculties or thought processes, regarded as variously analogous to computer software. Hence in extended use: human intelligence or expertise, especially seen as a commodity.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From mind + ware.

Pronunciation

mindware

/ˈmʌɪn(d)wɛː/