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 Likewise, building peer relationships with the 10 combatant commanders — who are the end users of the Space Force in conducting operations — will be crucial. James Stavridis, Twin Cities, "James Stavridis: May the (Space) Force be with you," 31 Dec. 2019 Likewise, building peer relationships with the 10 combatant commanders — who are the end users of the Space Force in conducting operations — will be crucial. James Stavridis, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: May the (space) force be with you," 27 Dec. 2019 On Wednesday, Qualcomm dove deep into what phone makers and end users can expect from its new processors. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Inside the Snapdragon 865: Qualcomm reveals the features you'll find in 2020's best Android phones," 4 Dec. 2019 Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission is voting by email this week whether to recommend legislation to legalize medical marijuana, a sweeping proposal that would regulate the products from cultivation to end user. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "What’s in Alabama’s draft bill on medical marijuana?," 19 Dec. 2019 Migo, formerly known as Mines.io, offers its credit scoring service to large corporations, including banks and telecoms operators, enabling them offer loans to their end users. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Consumer credit scoring is the latest African fintech sector to get funding with $20 million for Migo," 3 Dec. 2019 In this case, the information points to an end user using an iPhone to send the message. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "What all the stuff in email headers means—and how to sniff out spoofing," 7 Aug. 2019 Direct-to-consumer is industry jargon referring to how a streaming app bypasses the traditional distributors — flying directly past Charter and Comcast to the end user. Washington Post, "For Streamers, the Great Unbundling Was Too Good to Be True," 13 Nov. 2019 And in order to keep its costs down and thereby lower the end user price Transsion leaves out high-end features such as artificial intelligence assistants or cloud storage. Paul Adepoju, Quartz Africa, "How thinking and acting local took Africa’s top-selling phone maker to a multibillion-dollar IPO," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of end user

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

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“End user.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20user. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of end user

: the person who will eventually use a product

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