What is sw short for online?


Sw is an abbreviation for "computer software." It might be used to refer to software applications (such as Microsoft Word) or system software (such as the Windows operating system). Most often, you'll see this abbreviation used online, in forum posts and work emails referencing software programs.

IT professionals and other tech-savvy people are most likely to use the abbreviation sw. For example, if you are chatting with an employee in your company's IT department, they may tell you to download the latest version of a sw (or app) your organization uses. You may also encounter this abbreviation in forums when troubleshooting a sw-related issue, such as attempting to open a document saved using an old version of a program.


"If you can't open the file, check to make sure you have the latest version of the sw."

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Last Updated: November 10, 2020

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