Server vs Nonserver - What's the difference?

server | nonserver |

As a noun server

is server (a computer or software that provides services to other programs or users).

As an adjective nonserver is

(computing) not of or pertaining to a server.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • One who serves; a waitress or waiter.
  • A tray for dishes; a salver.
  • (computing) A program which provides services to other programs or users, either in the same computer or over a computer network.
  • (senseid)(computing) A computer dedicated to running such programs.
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    Usage notes

    * Some prefer (term) to (waiter) or (waitress) because it is unisex.

    Derived terms

    * fileserver * microserver * miniserver * serverless * timeserver


    * client




  • (computing) Not of or pertaining to a server.