[klahy-uh n-tel, klee-ahn-] /ˌklaɪ ənˈtɛl, ˌkli ɑn-/
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.
dependents or followers.
customers or clients collectively
1560s, “body of professed adherents,” from French clientèle (16c.), from Latin clientela “relationship between dependent and patron, body of clients,” from clientem (nominative cliens; see client). Meaning “customers, those who regularly patronize a business or professional” is from 1857, perhaps a reborrowing from French (it was used in English in italics as a foreign word from 1836).
[klahy-uh nt] /ˈklaɪ ənt/ noun 1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc. 2. a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc. 3. a customer. 4. anyone under the patronage of another; a […]
- Client program
noun any software program that runs on a user’s local computer and accesses data stored on a remote computer (server) Examples Each client program is designed to work with one or more specific kinds of server programs, and each server requires a specific kind of client. Usage Note computing
programming A common form of distributed system in which software is split between server tasks and client tasks. A client sends requests to a server, according to some protocol, asking for information or action, and the server responds. This is analogous to a customer (client) who sends an order (request) on an order form to […]
- Client-server analyst programmer
job A person who analyses and designs application programs for a client-server architecture. Typical skills include ODBC, Windows 95, Windows NT, Macintosh, Novell, OS/2, Unix, and RPC. (2004-03-09)