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client

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noun cli·ent \ˈklī-ənt\

Simple Definition of client

  • : a person who pays a professional person or organization for services

  • : a customer in a shop or hotel

  • computers : a computer in a network that uses the services provided by a server

Full Definition of client

  1. 1 :  one that is under the protection of another :  dependent

  2. 2 a :  a person who engages the professional advice or services of another <a lawyer's clients> b :  customer <hotel clients> c :  a person served by or utilizing the services of a social agency <a welfare client> d :  a computer in a network that uses the services (as access to files or shared peripherals) provided by a server

  3. 3 :  client state

cli·ent·age play \-ən-tij\ noun
cli·en·tal play \klī-ˈen-təl, ˈklī-ən-\ adjective
cli·ent·less play \ˈklī-ənt-ləs\ adjective

Examples of client

  1. The accountant is meeting with another client right now, but she'll be able to see you later this afternoon.

  2. <a law firm soliciting new clients through television advertising>



Origin of client

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French client, from Latin client-, cliens; perhaps akin to Latin clinare to lean — more at lean


First Known Use: 14th century



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