TIA's Glossary of Telecommunication Terms

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1. A person, organization, or other entity (including a computer or computer system), that employs the services provided by a telecommunication system, or by an information processing system, for transfer of information. (188) Note: A user functions as a source or final destination of user information, or both. Synonym subscriber. 2. [A] person or process accessing an AIS by direct connections (e.g. , via terminals) or indirect connections. Note: "Indirect connection" relates to persons who prepare input data or receive output that is not reviewed for content or classification by a responsible individual. [NIS]

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