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Hardware is equipment such as fasteners, keys, locks, hinges, wire, chains, plumbing supplies, tools, utensils, cutlery and machine parts, especially when they are made of metal. In the United States, hardware has been traditionally sold in "hardware stores".

In a looser sense, hardware can be major military equipment, or electronic equipment, or computer equipment.

Hardware is also the name and title character of a comic book series published by Milestone Media.

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