- The ability to produce similar results in a wide variety of environments, without requiring the presence of specific hardware. The Java programming language and the PostScript page-description language are both examples of hardware independence. Java runs on a wide range of computers, from the PC to a mainframe; PostScript is used by many printer manufacturers.See also hardware dependent.
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