[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.
[non-kling] /nɒnˈklɪŋ/ adjective, (of fabric or the like) 1. having little or no tendency to stick to an object, surface, etc., as by static electricity.
[klin-i-kuh l] /ˈklɪn ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to a clinic. 2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory. 3. extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment. 4. pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical […]
[kloh-zher] /ˈkloʊ ʒər/ noun 1. the act of closing; the state of being closed. 2. a bringing to an end; conclusion. 3. something that closes or shuts. 4. 1 (def 2). 5. an architectural screen or parapet, especially one standing free between columns or piers. 6. Phonetics. an occlusion of the vocal tract as an […]
[koh-uh-les] /ˌkoʊ əˈlɛs/ verb (used without object), coalesced, coalescing. 1. to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one. 2. to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd. 3. to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory. verb (used […]