use case


variants or less commonly use-case
plural use cases also use-cases
: a use to which something (such as a proposed product or service) can be put : application sense 1a(2)
There are various use cases for the cloud: website hosting, disaster recovery, …
Users seem to want single-purpose mobile apps that nail a specific use case quickly.Josh Constine
The pandemic has pushed the adoption of technology for various

Examples of use case in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other big banks like Goldman Sachs are exploring use cases for generative AI, and JPMorgan Chase has plans for investment advice. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 20 Sep. 2023 The middling Bluetooth specs mean that the on-the-go audio experience won't be ideal with sources that support higher-res options, but that's not a deal breaker given that Wi-Fi streaming is the main use case. PCMAG, 18 Sep. 2023 While Chainalysis found that centralized exchanges still dominate web traffic across Asia, the use cases differ across countries. Byleo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 12 Sep. 2023 Charging from empty to full—a typical use case for a PHEV—will take five hours, at best, on 240-volt Level 2 charge equipment. Andrew Krok, Car and Driver, 29 Aug. 2023 This rapidly advancing technology and its use cases make for a challenging environment to issue guidelines and legislation, but understanding the risks and rewards can bring a lot of business value. Todd Moore, Forbes, 17 July 2023 What began as apprehension for many companies—some even banning employees from using the technology—has turned into figuring out use cases to implement it. Bysheryl Estrada, Fortune, 31 Aug. 2023 So today Jabra is announcing two new premium earbuds at the same time, with each targeted at very different use cases. Chris Welch, The Verge, 31 Aug. 2023 The balance of concern and excitement people reported varied between different use cases for AI. Khari Johnson, WIRED, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of use case was in 1994

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“Use case.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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