user base


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user base

business jargon The number units of a particular product or service that are currently in use, especially software or an Internet or computing platform. (Also referred to as "install(ed) user base" or simply "install(ed) base.") There have been fears that the computer giant's existing user base may decline after their newest operating system is implemented. The video game developer's insistence on backwards compatibility in their newest console shows an earnest effort to keep their user base happy.
See also: base, user
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As per the report, out of the 306 million users, 219 million were from the urban areas of the country, with a user base growth of 71% year-on-year.
1 million new in the month taking their total user base to 72.
MOABC always bases its development upon the interests of the audience -- China's increasing mobile user base, and its mobile games, videos and personal spaces are attracting a lot of new subscribers.
IBS recently completed a multi-million-dollar effort to browser enable its system to meet the future needs of its user base.
Its primary user base consists of independent software vendors, system integrators and consultants.