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[yoo-zer-frend-lee] /ˈyu zərˈfrɛnd li/
easy to use, operate, understand, etc.:
the most user-friendly personal computer now on the market.
Origin of user-friendly
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user-friendliness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for user-friendly
  • Best of all, it's user-friendly: unlike other fan stoves, it has a side-feeding combustion chamber that's easy to refuel.
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  • The best part of the app may be its seamless, user-friendly design.
  • It is more user-friendly for caterers than was the previous house, and it is handicapped accessible.
  • Together the two have compiled user-friendly recipes that are especially noteworthy in the cake department.
  • These sites collate publicly available information and present it in a user-friendly way.
  • Systems based on voice biometrics look more user-friendly: people already use telephones, and can do so on the move.
  • Intuitive and user-friendly they may be, but new they are not.
British Dictionary definitions for user-friendly


easy to use or understand: a user-friendly dictionary
(of a computer system) easily operated and understood by means of a straightforward guide in jargon-free language
Derived Forms
user-friendliness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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user-friendly in Technology

Programmer-hostile. Generally used by hackers in a critical tone, to describe systems that hold the user's hand so obsessively that they make it painful for the more experienced and knowledgeable to get any work done. See menuitis, drool-proof paper, Macintrash, user-obsequious.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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