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"client" in British English

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clientnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈklaɪ.ənt/

client noun [C] (CUSTOMER)

B2 a ​customer or someone who ​receivesservices: Mr ​Black has been a client of this ​firm for many ​years. We always ​aim to give ​our clients ​personalattention.
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client noun [C] (COMPUTER)

a ​computer that is ​connected to a server (= ​largecentralcomputer) from which it gets ​information
(Definition of client from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"client" in American English

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clientnoun [C]

 us   /ˈklɑɪ·ənt/
a ​person who ​receivesservices, esp. from a ​lawyer or other ​person who gives ​advice: He’s a ​sportsagent and has a lot of ​basketballplayers as clients.
(Definition of client from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"client" in Business English

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clientnoun [C]

uk   us   /klaɪənt/
COMMERCE someone who receives ​professionalservices from an ​organization: We ​offer a broad ​range of ​services to our clients.a client of sb/sth Mr Black has been a client of this ​lawfirm for many ​years.a corporate/private/individual client Our specially ​trainedstaff can ​offercorporate clients on-site ​assessments and ​trainingworkshops. a valued/important/​major client a new/​prospective/​potential client help/​advise/​represent a clientclient care/service/satisfaction We ​attribute our ​growth to our unwavering ​commitment to client ​service.
COMMERCE a ​customer who ​buysgoods or ​services from a ​store, ​restaurant, etc.: The restaurant's lunchtime clients are mostly businesspeople.
IT a ​computer or ​piece of ​software or ​equipment that is ​connected to a server (= a large ​centralcomputer) from which it gets ​information: email/Windows/web client Please ​type this ​address into your ​email client.
(Definition of client from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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