See also: cliënt

English

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Etymology

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From Middle English client, from Anglo-Norman clyent, Old French client, from Latin cliēns, akin to clinare (to lean).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈklaɪ.ənt/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: cli‧ent
  • Rhymes: -aɪənt

Noun

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client (plural clients)

 
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  1. A customer, a buyer or receiver of goods or services.
  2. (computing) The role of a computer application or system that requests and/or consumes the services provided by another having the role of server.
  3. A person who receives help or services from a professional such as a lawyer or accountant.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter VIII, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields [...] . And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, [...] . My client welcomed the judge […] and they disappeared together into the Ethiopian card-room, which was filled with the assegais and exclamation point shields Mr. Cooke had had made at the sawmill at Beaverton.
  4. (law) A person who employs or retains an attorney to represent him or her in any legal matter, or one who merely divulges confidential matters to an attorney while pursuing professional assistance without subsequently retaining the attorney.
  5. Short for client state.
    • 1989, Edward A. Kolodziej, Roger E. Kanet, Limits of Soviet Power, page 95:
      A third preliminary comment deals explicitly with the relations between clients and superpowers.

Synonyms

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Antonyms

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  • (antonym(s) of computing): server

Hyponyms

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Hyponyms of client (computing)

Holonyms

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Descendants

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  • Japanese: クライアント (kuraianto)

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Anagrams

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Catalan

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin clientem.

Noun

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client m (plural clients, feminine clienta)

  1. client, customer

Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English client.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈklɑi̯.ənt/
  • Hyphenation: cli‧ent

Noun

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client m (plural clients)

  1. (computing) client
    De client communiceert met de server om gegevens op te halen.
    The client communicates with the server to retrieve data.
    De gebruikersinterface van de client is eenvoudig en gebruiksvriendelijk.
    The user interface of the client is simple and user-friendly.
    De software moet zowel op de server als op de client worden geïnstalleerd.
    The software needs to be installed on both the server and the client.

Usage notes

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Not to be confused with cliënt.

French

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin clientem.

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client m (plural clients, feminine cliente)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) client, retainer, follower (person who is under the patronage of someone else)
    Coordinate term: patron
    État clientvassal state, client state
  2. customer (one who purchases or receives a product or service)
    le client est roithe customer is always right
    à la tête du clientaccording to a person's looks, arbitrarily
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Lombard

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Etymology

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From Latin cliēns.

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client m (plural clientj, feminine clienta, plural feminine cliente or clientj)

  1. client, customer
  2. (Western orthographies) Alternative spelling of plural clientj
  3. Alternative form of feminine plural cliente

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French client, from Latin cliens.

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client m (plural clienți)

  1. client

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References

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  • client in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN