Definition of user in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːzə


1A person who uses or operates something: the user should press return and a message will be displayed
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  • To operate the card a user would need to press a button on the card's surface and provide a password.
  • These functions also operate independently providing the user with complete control.
  • The phone user will then press a single button to put them through to an operator who can connect them with the number they want to dial.
1.1A person who takes illegal drugs; an addict: a heroin user
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  • Also, using cannabis does not mean that you are on the slippery slope to becoming a heroin user or future drug pusher.
  • Drug users, abusers and addicts are now considered to be in the ultra high risk group.
  • Does quitting cigarette smoking help or hurt the polydrug user in treatment for drug use?
2A person who exploits others: he was a gifted user of other people
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  • After adding a few not so nice adjectives she also accused me of being a manipulative user.
3 [mass noun] Law The continued use or enjoyment of a right: any oral permission given within the prescription period would negative user as of right
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  • Malice tips the balance towards finding the defendant's user unreasonable.
  • There is only one period (not a short and a long period) and that requires user for a period of 20 years.
  • My instinctive reaction to the suggestion that an implied licence could not be sufficient to defeat a claim of user as of right was to wonder why ever not.

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