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Definition of user

: one that uses

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Examples of user in a Sentence

a person who started out as a user and is now a drug dealer as well
Recent Examples on the Web While other sportsbooks offer risk-free bets, no other company backs a new user’s first bet up to $1,100. Xl Media, cleveland, 14 May 2022 Below, Forbes Agency Council members share their best tips for ensuring website images and videos can be crawled, indexed and easily found by a user conducting a visual search. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Thanks to the law's broad language, a plaintiff could try to argue Facebook has silenced a user because her speech is now no longer visible underneath a mountain of spam. Brian Fung, CNN, 13 May 2022 Applications could be for emergency messages and location tracking, or for regular text messages, whenever a user goes beyond the reach of terrestrial networks. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 12 May 2022 The feature will summarize, in a few sentences, conversations that a user may have missed by being away or doing other tasks. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 The letter, addressed to Zoom's CEO Brian Yuan, comes in response to an article published last month by the technology publication Protocol, which reported Zoom was developing technology aimed at evaluating a user's sentiment or engagement level. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 11 May 2022 Monzo doesn’t have physical banks but instead is based on a digital app that consolidates a user’s financial information and has tools like bots that can direct money into certain categories–say, saving for a future home. Chip Cutter, WSJ, 9 May 2022 One end was supposed to provide total hearing protection, while the other end allowed a user to hear conversations nearby. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 7 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of user

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“User.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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