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.

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In the case of apps, the Journal’s testing showed that Facebook software collects data from many apps even if no Facebook account is used to log in and if the end user isn’t a Facebook member. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook.," 22 Feb. 2019 For more than 20 years, since California legalized cannabis for medicinal use in 1996, growers or cooperatives handled the delivery of their products to end users themselves. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Cannabis Supply Chains Coming Out of the Shadows," 23 Aug. 2018 Distribution wires carry power from these transmission-distribution (TD) interfaces in various directions to end users. David Roberts, Vox, "Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.," 30 Nov. 2018 So, by all metrics that matter to an end user, the new Kirin chip is shaping up to be a winner. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Huawei promises its 7nm Kirin 980 processor will destroy the Snapdragon 845," 31 Aug. 2018 My collection for Corbett is, as such, a very varied and colorful range of products that have not one directive, but many—offering the end user a wonderful array of products and styles to incorporate into their interiors. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Corbett Lighting Collection Is Gorgeously Extravagant," 14 Nov. 2018 One is a content product that’s mostly sold to end users. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ads are just one piece of a bigger ‘reckoning’ in the fashion industry," 20 Sep. 2018 From there, the malware could install AP firmware that monitors communications, infects end users, or spreads to other parts of a corporate network. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Bluetooth bugs bite millions of Wi-Fi APs from Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba," 1 Nov. 2018 Here are two things that need to happen to make self-driving cars a reality: Trust must be earned With the adoption of any new technology, establishing trust with end users is table stakes. Eric Ellis, Fortune, "2 Things That Need to Happen for Driverless Cars to Go Mainstream," 28 June 2018

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circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of end user

: the person who will eventually use a product

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