Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a device or product, such as a computer system, that can be used by more than one person at the same time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having capabilities for serving many users simultaneously.

Etymologies

multi- +‎ user (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beginning in 2003, as Internet connections became more available in China and Internet cafes sprang up, online video games became popular, especially the so-called multiuser games.

    Superfusion

  • Multicarrier Communications offers comprehensive and in-depth evaluation of numerous topics in the area, covering the fundamental principles of spread-spectrum and multicarrier CDMA as well as more advanced topics such as multiuser detection (MUD), multiuser transmitter preprocessing

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  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs today -- in the midst of a blitz of consumer-oriented announcements such as video rentals in iTunes, a new touch-based iPod music player model, and an online multiuser gaming service -- introduced a new version of its mobile OS and a new version of the iPod Touch.

    Beyond the games: Apple to add wireless printing in iOS 4.2

  • Worst line: All of the lines that are outdated or that buy heavily in WordPress jargon, such as WordPress. com is a “hosted solution”; WordPress. org is “self-hosted solution” and WordPress MU is a “multiuser solution.”

    2008 December 30 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • MUD (multiuser domain, multiuser dimension or multiuser dungeons): A subnetwork related to the IRC in which participants play real-time games or engage in simulated activities.

    Forgetfulness

  • He began in the multiuser domains because of the killer's apparent motivation -- playing a Real World version of the infamous Access game.

    Forgetfulness

  • The youngster was a MUDhead -- he spent hours in the multiuser domain chat rooms on the Internet, excelling at roleplaying games and in creating and maintaining the fantasy societies so popular in the MUD realm.

    Forgetfulness

  • Other than that, will be meeting with Mr Dever soon to see if we can get some sort of multiuser gig going here to let anyone who feels like it post their own blog in the cheeseburger domain.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » New Year’s Day

  • Tagging and folksonomy, the emergent, organic language that develops from multiuser tagging, face criticism from the library and taxonomy communities for the lack of standardization, authority control, and even correct grammar.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The online roleplaying games World of Warcraft boasts 10 million subscribers, but it's only one of many successful examples of a virtual world, what Neal Stephenson coined "the Metaverse" and what geeks call an MMO (for "massively multiuser online world".)

    Wagner James Au: All Politics is Virtual

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