Definition of multiuser in US English:



  • 1attributive (of a computer system) able to be used by a number of people simultaneously.

    • ‘Since those days, most multi-user operating systems have employed some degree of virtualization, though in the past it was quite a different beast than today's cross-platform emulation.’
    • ‘Does it make sense to buy a couple of these for a home multi-user system, rather than everybody having to have a PC?’
    • ‘The server is a multi-tasking, multi-user computer system that provides a variety of shared resources and managerial functions, including those of Internet gateway, firewall, e-mail, file storage and system backup.’
    • ‘And we'd say that surely a more solid, multi-tasking, multi-user operating system that crashes less frequently would perhaps make for a better solution.’
    • ‘Being a multi-user system, this software must establish some user access control.’
    1. 1.1 Denoting a video game in which several players interact simultaneously using the Internet or other communications.