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fat client

(networking)
Opposite of "thin client".
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fat client

A user's computer that contains its own applications that are run in the machine. New programs are installed on the local hard disk. This is the typical way people use their computers. Contrast with thin client and fat server. See two-tier client/server.


A Fat Client
A client with a healthy appetite for processing. (Image courtesy of Originetics, Inc.)
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