It has one definition to marketing people, another for programmers, and yet another for networking people. For...
network people, client/server just means that a client makes a request to a server for resources. In the case of the web based client/server application, a relatively dumb client (your web browser) requests services from a Web based server application that is typically accessed via the HTTP protocol. The server does the processing and returns the data to the browser via HTTP.
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