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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Rising prices have drawn in hedge funds and other speculators looking to make money by holding the credits before passing them along to an end user. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "Hedge funds are making millions off Europe's killer heat waves," 20 Aug. 2019 As noted earlier, the immediate real-world threat that RAMBleed—and most other Rowhammer attacks, for that matter—poses to most end users is relatively low. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key," 11 June 2019 The bill’s failure raises questions about the permit’s renewal and the delivery of water to end users after that date. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 They were told that the company would then lease the equipment to end users such as telecom companies. latimes.com, "This California couple scammed Berkshire Hathaway out of millions, feds say," 4 June 2019 Alleviate peripheral work The key is to create a system in which the end user still provides the intellectual spark. Amy Lokey, Quartz at Work, "How to design AI tools for the workplace, according to Google," 21 June 2019 The exploits can reliably execute malicious code with no interaction on the part of an end user. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw," 31 May 2019 Commissioners determined the stations are consumers and end users of electricity. USA TODAY, "Mural for missing women, ‘Jedi’ cremations, MRI party: News from around our 50 states," 18 June 2019 Already, Signal's privacy policy explicitly promises that sender and receiver data is never logged, and connections between end users and Signal servers are protected by TLS encryption. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "New Signal privacy feature removes sender ID from metadata," 30 Oct. 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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