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Meaning of CLIENT

Pronunciation:  'klIunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
  2. [n]  someone who pays for goods or services
  3. [n]  a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

CLIENT is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: customer, guest, node
 See Also: attorney-client relation, business relation, buyer, case, computer, computer network, computing device, computing machine, consumer, data processor, disburser, electronic computer, emptor, expender, frequenter, guest, information processing system, john, lawyer-client relation, patron, policyholder, purchaser, reader, shopper, spender, subscriber, taker, vendee, warrantee, whoremaster, whoremonger



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cli"ent\, n. [L. cliens, -emtis, for cluens, one who
hears (in relation to his protector), a client, fr. L. cluere
to be named or called; akin to Gr. ? to hear, Skr. [,c]ry,
and E. loud: cf. F. client. See {Loud}.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A citizen who put himself under the
   protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was
   called his patron.

2. A dependent; one under the protection of another.

         I do think they are your friends and clients, And
         fearful to disturb you.               --B. Jonson.

3. (Law) One who consults a legal adviser, or submits his
   cause to his management.

Computing Dictionary

A computer system or process that requests a service of another computer system or process (a "server") using some kind of protocol and accepts the server's responses. A client is part of a client-server software architecture.

For example, a workstation requesting the contents of a file from a file server is a client of the file server.