- 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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Examples from the Web for username
The user selects a username and then adds the usernames of friends, acquaintances, or strangers.
When you tap on a username, the app sends a push notification to that user.
Rachelle (going by the username “Rollingonwheelz”): I love her and have no grudge.‘The Paralyzed Bride’ Talks Life & Sex as a 27-Year-Old Quadriplegic
February 27, 2013
- 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 username
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