shareware /sheir'weir/ /n./ A kind of freeware (sense
1) for which the author requests some payment, usually in the
accompanying documentation files or in an announcement made by the
software itself. Such payment may or may not buy additional
support or functionality. See also careware,
charityware, crippleware, FRS, guiltware,
postcardware, and -ware; compare payware.
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