user-friendly

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user +‎ friendly

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user-friendly (comparative user-friendlier or more user-friendly, superlative user-friendliest or most user-friendly)

  1. (chiefly computing) Designed to be easy for an untrained user to use, with intuitive ordering of steps, consistent and logical placement of controls, etc.
    • 1994 May, Gary Turbak, “The Phone Phenomenon”, in The Rotarian, volume 164, number 5, page 31:
      In the past few years, product engineers have infused the basic telephone with lots of high-tech, razzle-dazzle, and user friendly innovations such as speed dialing, automatic redial, speakerphones, cordless phones, hold buttons, and dialing memories.

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