client: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (klī'unt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc.
  2. a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc.
  3. a customer.
  4. anyone under the patronage of another; a dependent.
  5. a workstation on a network that gains access to central data files, programs, and peripheral devices through a server.
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  7. (in ancient Rome) a plebeian who lived under the patronage of a patrician.
  1. being a regular customer: a client company.
  2. economically, and often militarily, dependent upon a more prosperous, more powerful nation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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