Customer vs Provider - What's the difference?

customer | provider |


As nouns the difference between customer and provider

is that customer is a patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so while provider is one who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

customer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so.
  • Every person who passes by is a potential customer .
  • (informal) A person, especially one engaging in some sort of interaction with others.
  • a cool customer''''', ''a tough '''customer''''', ''an ugly '''customer

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    provider

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.
  • Derived terms

    * Internet service provider * health care service provider