client state

cli·ent state
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klahy-uh nt steyt]
    • /ˈklaɪ ənt steɪt/
    • /ˈklaɪənt steɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klahy-uh nt steyt]
    • /ˈklaɪ ənt steɪt/

Definitions of client state words

  • countable noun client state A client state is a country which is controlled or influenced by another larger and more powerful state, or which depends on this state for support and protection. 3
  • noun client state a country that is subordinate to a more powerful one 3
  • noun client state a country that is dependent on a larger and more powerful country for its political, economic, or military welfare. 1

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Origin of client state

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20

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Parts of speech for Client state


client state popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

client state usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for client state

noun client state

  • dependency — A dependency is a country which is controlled by another country.
  • satellite — Astronomy. a natural body that revolves around a planet; a moon.

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