client

client

(klI' ent) n.

1. a program that makes use of the specialized capabilitiies of a server, especially such a program that interacts directly with a user.

2. a computer on which a client program executes.

Compare server.

client-server

(klI' ent sur' vur) adj.

following a computing model in which some capabilities are provided by specialized programs (servers) at the request of other programs (clients), with the programs executing on various computers connected by a network.

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