1 of a computer
QUANT. piece The laptop drawing tablet is a very useful piece of hardware.
VERB + HARDWARE design, develop | provide, supply supplying computer hardware to business
HARDWARE + NOUN component, device, product | environment, platform, system This application runs on a wide variety of hardware platforms. | configuration | design, development | company, manufacturer, supplier, vendor > Special page at COMPUTER
2 heavy machinery/weapons
ADJ. military firms selling military hardware