Hardware (H/W)

Definition – What is Hardware

The term Hardware actually refers to a physical rigid body that is visible and have existed in real life. In the technology field, Hardware means computer hardware by default. But in general, Hardware means part of any machines, fittings, tools, utensils, cutlery or any functional things that are made of metal. The general definition of Hardware does not mess up with Computer hardware. Because Hardware will be considered as computer hardware if and only if you think about the technology field.

There are many types of hardware you will find such as military equipment (hardware), Any functional and physical body as for example, electronic and electrical devices of a vehicle (Not computer) etc. But every seen thing is not considered as hardware, some of them also can be made of metal. Because the thing also has to be functional. It has to be a technical working device also.