[klahy-uh nt] /ˈklaɪ ənt/
a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc.
a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc.
anyone under the patronage of another; a dependent.
Computers. a computer or an application on a computer that communicates with a remote server:
Exit the program before installing the patch to update the client.
(in ancient Rome) a plebeian who lived under the patronage of a patrician.
being a regular customer:
a client company.
economically, and often militarily, dependent upon a more prosperous, more powerful nation.
a person, company, etc, that seeks the advice of a professional man or woman
a person who is registered with or receiving services or financial aid from a welfare agency
(computing) a program or work station that requests data or information from a server
a person depending on another’s patronage
late 14c., from Anglo-French clyent (c.1300), from Latin clientem (nominative cliens) “follower, retainer,” perhaps a variant of present participle of cluere “listen, follow, obey” (see listen); or, more likely, from clinare “to incline, bend,” from suffixed form of PIE root *klei- “to lean” (see lean (v.)).
The ground sense apparently is of one who leans on another for protection. In ancient Rome, a plebian under protection of a patrician (called patronus in this relationship; see patron); in English originally “a lawyer’s customer,” by c.1600 extended to any customer.
A program that runs on a personal computer or workstation connected to a computer network and requests information from a file server.
- Client application
noun any software program that integrates with the processing capabilities of another program, esp. that accesses distributed objects provided by a server application Usage Note computing
- Client-centered therapy
[klahy-uh nt sen-terd] /ˈklaɪ ənt ˌsɛn tərd/ noun, Psychology. 1. a nondirective method of psychotherapy in which treatment consists of helping patients to use effectively their own latent resources in solving problems. client-centered therapy cli·ent-cen·tered therapy (klī’ənt-sěn’tərd) n. A system of psychotherapy based on the assumption that the patient has the internal resources to improve […]
- Client-centred therapy
noun 1. (psychol) a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist makes no attempt to interpret what the patient says but encourages him to develop his own attitudes and insights, often by questioning him
[klahy-uh n-tel, klee-ahn-] /ˌklaɪ ənˈtɛl, ˌkli ɑn-/ noun 1. the clients or customers, as of a professional person or shop, considered collectively; a group or body of clients: This jewelry store has a wealthy clientele. 2. dependents or followers. /ˌkliːɒnˈtɛl/ noun 1. customers or clients collectively n. 1560s, “body of professed adherents,” from French clientèle […]