Meaning of “user” in the English Dictionary

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"user" in British English

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usernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈjuː.zər/ us /ˈjuː.zɚ/

B1 someone who uses a product, machine, or service:

Unemployed people are the main users of this advice centre.
drug users

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  • The software can be modified to suit the particular needs of the end user.
  • The system has been designed to give the user quick and easy access to the required information.
  • The new version of the program comes with a much better user interface than the original.
  • Drunken drivers pose a serious threat to other road users.
  • These two books will be especially useful for editors, journalists and other professional users of the language.

(Definition of “user” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"user" in Business English

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usernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈjuːzər/ us

someone who uses a product, machine, or service:

The popular portable email device has over 10 million users worldwide.
computer/internet users Internet users have been shaken by security breaches in online banking.
heavy/light users of the service

(Definition of “user” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)