username

[yoo-zer-neym]

noun Computers.

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.
the part of an email address before the @ sign.

Also called user ID.
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British Dictionary definitions for login-name

username

noun

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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Word Origin and History for login-name

username

n.

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

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