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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Origin of Middleware
middle +"Ž -ware
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