- A network environment within which all computers participate in tasks requiring processing power. Clients are individual computers or workstations that depend on the servers for certain resources, such as network administration, security, and data management. Applications are run on clients, although they can usually rely on the servers to help in processing. The client is known as the front end, while the server is known as the back end. Its abbreviation is CSA. Also called client/server environment.
- synonymclient/server environment