Meaning of mindware in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪn(d)wɛː/


  • 1 rare (As a count noun.) A product which affects or improves one's mind.

  • 2Material (especially books) which provides mental stimulation.

  • 3Computing
    Software which closely imitates or interacts with the human mind; an artificial intelligence or virtual reality program.

  • 4A person's mind, especially intellectual faculties or thought processes, regarded as variously analogous to computer software. Hence in extended use: human intelligence or expertise, especially seen as a commodity.


1970s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From mind + ware.