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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Client  \Cli"ent\,  n.  [L.  cliens,  -emtis,  for  cluens  one  who 
  hears  (in  relation  to  his  protector),  a  client,  fr  L.  cluere 
  to  be  named  or  called  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  hear,  Skr.  [,c]ry, 
  and  E.  loud:  cf  F.  client.  See  {Loud}.] 
  1.  (Rom.  Antiq.)  A  citizen  who  put  himself  under  the 
  protection  of  a  man  of  distinction  and  influence,  who  was 
  called  his  patron. 
 
  2.  A  dependent;  one  under  the  protection  of  another. 
 
  I  do  think  they  are  your  friends  and  clients,  And 
  fearful  to  disturb  you  --B.  Jonson 
 
  3.  (Law)  One  who  consults  a  legal  adviser,  or  submits  his 
  cause  to  his  management. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  client 
  n  1:  a  person  who  seeks  the  advice  of  a  lawyer 
  2:  someone  who  pays  for  goods  or  services  [syn:  {customer}] 
  3:  (computer  science)  any  computer  that  is  hooked  up  to  a 
  computer  network  [syn:  {node},  {guest}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  client 
 
    A  computer  system  or  process  that  requests  a 
  service  of  another  computer  system  or  process  (a  "{server}") 
  using  some  kind  of  {protocol}  and  accepts  the  server's 
  responses.  A  client  is  part  of  a  {client-server}  software 
  architecture. 
 
  For  example,  a  {workstation}  requesting  the  contents  of  a  file 
  from  a  {file  server}  is  a  client  of  the  file  server. 
 
  (1997-10-27) 
 
 




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