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 Fulfilling this ambition has required CogX to create a bespoke virtual summit platform by integrating six different pre-existing livestreaming and digital conference software programs into a single front-end user interface. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "How do you move a technology conference with 30,000 attendees online?," 7 June 2020 The principle means that secret TOTP seeds are never available to anyone other than the end user. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Choosing 2FA authenticator apps can be hard. Ars did it so you don’t have to," 27 May 2020 Private equity's laser focus on cost cutting and operational efficiencies can benefit consumers, economists say, if lower costs are passed on to end users. NBC News, "Private equity firms now control many hospitals, ERs and nursing homes. Is it good for health care?," 13 May 2020 Fedora’s various options like Fedora Workstation are meant for end users, and deep maintenance isn’t necessary. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Linux distro review: Fedora Workstation 32," 19 May 2020 In the past, most of this particular product has been sold directly to end users. J. David Mcswane, ProPublica, "The White House Pushed FEMA To Give its Biggest Coronavirus Contract to a Company That Never Had to Bid," 10 Apr. 2020 The two of us are going to be the only people that touch the food before the end user gets it. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Farmers working to keep up with increased demand for community-supported agriculture amid coronavirus pandemic," 10 Apr. 2020 The ability to work with virtual private networks and provide advanced quality of service control make Tomato popular with end users and in some cases router sellers. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Internet routers running Tomato are under attack by notorious crime gang," 21 Jan. 2020 And the other is allocation of resources, both from the supply chain to the manufacturers, and from the manufacturers to the end users, such as the healthcare professionals. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "What's the deal with the Defense Production Act?," 23 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of end user

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

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“End user.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20user. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of end user

: the person who will eventually use a product

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