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  • adjective computing describes computer software usually comprising a number of client modules, and a server module to which they are connected in some way. The clients make requests of the server; the server processes the requests and returns the results to the appropriate client.

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  • adjective relating to a computer system in which a central server supports a number of networked workstations


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