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The electronic component of a computer.


the tangible parts of a computer, such as chips, boards, wires, transformers, and peripheral devices. See also software.


Informatics The electronic and mechanical, non-software components of a computer–eg, central processing unit, monitor, disk drives, keyboard, 'peripherals'–eg, printer, modem, scanners Orthopedics Any device–eg, nut, bolt, pin, plate, screw, and wire placed in bone to stabilize a fracture or to anchor a prosthetic joint. See Bone glue.


n the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electric devices or components of a computer.


metallic foreign bodies in the reticulum of ruminants, especially in dairy cattle, and the cause of traumatic reticulitis.

hardware disease
traumatic reticuloperitonitis.

Patient discussion about hardware

Q. Has anyone had a spine fusion that failed? Or hardware that failed?

A. Haven't experienced it myself, but here (http://www.spine-health.com/forum/treatments/back-surgery-and-neck-surgery) you may find a discussion about it.

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The natural next step where hardware can further enable software is by providing the infrastructure necessary for next generation services.
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