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username

[yoo-zer-neym] /ˈyu zərˌneɪm/
noun, Computers.
1.
Also called login name, logon name, sign-in name, sign-on name. a unique sequence of characters used to identify a user and allow access to a computer system, computer network, or online account.
2.
the part of an email address before the @ sign.
Also called user ID.
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username

/ˈjuːzəˌneɪm/
noun
1.
(computing) a name that someone uses for identification purposes when logging onto a computer, using chatrooms, or as part of his or her e-mail address
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plural noun

the persons most often involved or suspected in an activity, esp. criminal; also, the persons predictably involved in a certain context

Examples

The usual suspects were at the party.

Word Origin

1942

Usage Note

used with 'the'

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Word Origin and History for username
n.

by 1982, from user + name (n.).

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