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The term is sometimes used to refer to a [[process]] (or similar locus of computation) which is doing things on behalf of, or at the direction of, the human.
 
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Latest revision as of 21:18, 21 October 2018

A user is generally the human on whose behalf a particular computation is being done. On a time-sharing system, it would be the person logged in to the system over a terminal (real or virtual). On a personal computer, it would be the person using that PC.

The term is sometimes used to refer to a process (or similar locus of computation) which is doing things on behalf of, or at the direction of, the human.