Client meaning

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A computer or program that can download files for manipulation, run applications, or request application-based services from a file server.
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The definition of a client means a customer or a person who uses services.

An example of a client is a student being tutored at a college writing center.

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One that depends on the protection of another.
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The party for which professional services are rendered, as by an attorney.
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A person dependent on another, as for protection or patronage.
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A person or company for whom a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, etc. is acting.
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A nation, state, etc. dependent on another politically, economically, etc.
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A program that runs on a personal computer or workstation connected to a computer network and requests information from a file server.
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In a client/server architecture, a complete, standalone computer that optimizes the user interface, relying on servers to handle the more mundane tasks associated with application and file storage, network administration, security, and other critical functions. See also architecture, client/server, and server.
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A customer or patron.

Clients of the hotel.

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A person using the services of a social services agency.
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A client state.
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A customer.
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A person served by a social agency, psychotherapist, etc.
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A terminal or personal computer that is connected to a server.
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(1) A desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet, as well as any other electronic device that sends or receives data from a server. The term implies a connection to a wired or wireless network. Contrast with server. See client application, client download, client/server, thin client and fat client.
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One to whom a lawyer formally renders legal advice, pursuant to an oral or written agreement for such advice to be given; any individual to whom a lawyer provides advice about legal matters.
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A computer program transmitting data to a parent server program. Symantec Security Response. Glossary. [Online, July 15, 2004.] Symantec Security Response Website. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/refa.html.
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A customer, a buyer or receiver of goods or services.
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(computing) The role of a computer application or system that requests and/or consumes the services provided by another having the role of server.
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Person who receives help or advice from a professional person (ex. a lawyer, an accountant, a social worker, a psychiatrist, etc).
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(law) A person who employs or retains an attorney to represent him or her in any legal matter, or one who merely divulges confidential matters to an attorney while pursuing professional assistance without subsequently retaining the attorney.
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Origin of client

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin cliēns client- dependent, follower klei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman clyent, from Latin cliēns.

    From Wiktionary