Pronounced: LOO-dik, adj

Notes: Not a word I know (or could have deduced)

Yesterday’s word

The word freemium means, as a noun, “a pricing model in which the basic product or service is free, but extra features must be paid for”. As an adjective, it means “relating to such a model”.

First usage

A fairly recent word; it came into English in the 1900s

Background / Comments

Our word is a blend of free and premium. Versions of Red Hat Linux are free, but to have support means paying a fee. Presumably, this is a freemium product. I suspect that this is closely related to “crippleware”, in which software is free to download and use, but not all of the features are enabled unless one pays.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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