Middleware Definition

mĭdl-wâr
noun
Software that serves as an intermediary between systems software and an application.
American Heritage

Networking software/hardware that is deployed in the middle of, as opposed to serviced by, a packet network to enhance or provide some network function, such as caching, filtering, or firewall functionality.

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Programs that serve as intermediaries and translators between two different computing platforms, perhaps between client workstations requesting data or programs, and servers that provide them. Middleware is used in cross-platform situations where the clients and servers run on different operating systems (OSs) or where different database file structures are used. See also client, database, OS, server, and software.

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Other Word Forms of Middleware

Noun

Singular:
middleware
Plural:
middlewares

Origin of Middleware

  • middle +"Ž -ware

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