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In telecommunication, the term user has the following meanings:

  • A person or process accessing an AIS by direct connections (e.g., via terminals) or indirect connections.
    • "Indirect connection" relates to persons who prepare input data or receive output that is not reviewed for content or classification by a responsible individual.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188 and from the National Information Systems Security Glossary

In Wikimedia Projects (including wikipedia) you can access a user's page, pressing in the link that appears in the user's signature.

User is also a common term for someone who takes drugs, especially illegal ones.

When spoken with a particular affect in certain hacker contexts, the meaning is not unlike the immediately above use of user. See the jargon file definition of user.

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