user


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to user: User agent

install(ed) 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) base" or "user base.") There have been fears that the computer giant's existing installed user base may decline after their newest operating system is implemented.
See also: base, user

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

user friendly

Fig. easy to use. (Hyphenated before nominals.) The set-up instructions for the printer were very user friendly. I have a user-friendly computer that listens to my voice and does what I tell it.
See also: friendly, user

user

n. a drug user; a drug addict. (Drugs.) I want to stop being a user, but I can’t do it by myself.
References in periodicals archive ?
It also gives administrators the ability to add, change, move, and reconfigure physical file storage without affecting how users view and access it.
Most computerized monitoring cannot determine what the end user is doing during the intervals between clusters of keystrokes and mouse clicks.
A listserv is a type of mailing list sent to users who request it.
Safety Suggestion Alerts: All users under the age of 18-years old receive security warnings before they post content.
One user may make his or her computer available to another so that both can work on documents or share a virtual whiteboard.
The reasons, according to a recent study, why mobile and remote users don't backup includes: difficulty of use, cumbersome equipment, additional storage media costs, and the amount of time necessary to perform the backup itself.
The next interview is interesting because the user was waiting for two minutes but did not interrupt a librarian who was standing alone using an OCLC terminal.
User Profiles GAO users are accustomed to filling out a document profile before saving a document in an EDMS.
With numbers of remotely connected users continuously increasing, what can account for this apparent lack of concern?
In the Refers to cells box, type a range of cells the user will be allowed to change.
Ongoing Web user behavior research is further identifying trends and impacting the development of new types of user training, interfaces and software agents, and new organizational schemas to aid users in better Web searching.
After hearing and observing Mike's responses, users can plan a line of questioning to help them judge these verbal and nonverbal clues as truthful or deceptive.
Further, although networks allow data sharing among users, they are not legitimate multi-user systems.
5 offers a wide range of new features that make it the most strategic infrastructure for delivering any Windows application to any user in any location.
Most document management systems offer multiple options for user interfaces, including Web browser-based interfaces as well as integration with common desktop tools such as Microsoft Office products and Windows Explorer.