end user


Definition of end user

: the ultimate consumer of a finished product

Examples of end user in a Sentence

Programmers should always keep the end user in mind when designing a new piece of software.
Recent Examples on the Web When developing SaMD, biopharma leaders should also be mindful of the end user for better adoption—for example, patients and providers. Forbes, 2 June 2022 Regardless, leaving polybag recycling solely to the end user is not the answer. Lia Colabello, Outside Online, 4 Jan. 2020 Entity List for years with demonstrated proof that is a military end user, but this has fallen on deaf ears. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Engaging a nontechnical audience will require a different PR approach, starting with establishing key messages that clearly state the value for the end user. Ayelet Noff, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 When developing your product pages, keep both the decision-maker and the end user in mind. Steve Ohanians, Forbes, 4 May 2022 One of many examples of how that works is an ad for a Turkish company, which promises to purchase any goods the customer wants, and pass them on for payment in rubles to the Russian end user. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2022 As such, a Member Agency choosing this compliance path also must submit to Metropolitan an enforcement plan with real consequences to the consumer or end user for failing to abide by the one-day-per-week restriction or ban on outdoor water use. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 Withholding names from the fragrances was dually intentional to ensure that the end user is not influenced to think, or feel, something predetermined when wearing them. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of end user

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of end user was circa 1945

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“End user.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20user. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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