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The electronic component of a computer.
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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.
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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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Key to understanding the development process for hardware is that there is always a fixed deadline that has to be met.
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Although Microsoft is most famous in Pakistan owing to its Windows software, the company also offers a wide range of high quality and reliable hardware such as head phones, keyboards, mice and webcams.
Why should hardware engineers not be able to do the same?
Sears late last month made a tender offer to buy out Restoration Hardware for $6.75 per share in cash, topping an offer of $6.70 per share made earlier in the month by private-equity firm Catterton Partners in a definitive merger agreement.
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Basically a way to share hardware between applications, virtualization allows the "pooling" of resources that results in consolidating hardware, maximizing the use of the remaining hardware.