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cli·ent  (klnt)
1. The party for which professional services are rendered, as by an attorney.
2. A customer or patron: clients of the hotel.
3. A person using the services of a social services agency.
4. One that depends on the protection of another.
5. A client state.
6. Computer Science A computer or program that can download files for manipulation, run applications, or request application-based services from a file server.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin clins, client-, dependent, follower; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

client·age (-n-tj) n.
cli·ental (kl-ntl, kln-) adj.

client [ˈklaɪənt]
1. a person, company, etc., that seeks the advice of a professional man or woman
2. (Business / Commerce) a customer
3. (Social Welfare) a person who is registered with or receiving services or financial aid from a welfare agency
4. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science) Computing a program or work station that requests data or information from a server
5. a person depending on anothers patronage
[from Latin cliēns retainer, dependant; related to Latin clīnāre to lean]
cliental  [klaɪˈɛntəl] adj

client  (klnt)
A program that runs on a personal computer or workstation connected to a computer network and requests information from a file server.

client  /klant/  n. a customer of s.o. who provides a professional service, such as a lawyer, tailor, hairdresser, etc.: He likes to take his clients to lunch. See: customer, USAGE NOTE. client

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