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adj. us·er-friend·li·er, us·er-friend·li·est
Easy to use or learn to use: "The public ought to be aware of the complexity of making new tax forms user-friendly" (New York Times).

us′er-friend′li·ness n.


1. easy to use or understand: a user-friendly dictionary.
2. (Computer Science) (of a computer system) easily operated and understood by means of a straightforward guide in jargon-free language
user-friendliness n


easy to operate, understand, etc.: a user-friendly computer.
us′er-friend′liness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.user-friendly - easy to useuser-friendly - easy to use        
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"


[ˌjuːzəˈfrendlɪ] ADJ [computer, software, system, dictionary] → fácil de utilizar or usar or manejar
to make sth more user-friendlyhacer algo más fácil de manejar, hacer algo más accesible para el usuario


[ˌjuːzəˈfrɛndlɪ] adj (machine) (Comput) → di facile uso


(juːz) verb
1. to employ (something) for a purpose. What did you use to open the can?; Use your common sense!
2. to consume. We're using far too much electricity.
ˈusable adjective
that can be used. Are any of these clothes usable?
used adjective
1. employed or put to a purpose. This road is not used any more.
2. not new. used cars.
ˈuser noun
a person who uses something. computer users; drug-users.
ˌuser-ˈfriendly adjective
(of a computer, dictionary, system etc) that is easy or simple to use, understand etc. a user-friendly camera.
ˌuser ˈguide noun
a list of instructions etc on how to use a particular product, system etc. The attached user guide explains how to install the program on your computer.
be used to (something) (ˈjuːstu)
accustomed to. She isn't used to such hard work.
used to (ˈjuːstu) negative short forms usedn't to, ~usen't to (ˈjuːsntu)
– (I, he etc) was in the habit of (doing something); (I, he etc) was (usually) in a particular position, state etc. I used to swim every day; She used not to be so forgetful; They used to play golf, didn't they?; Didn't you use(d) to live near me?; There used to be a butcher's shop there, didn't there?


سَهْلُ الِاسْتِخْدَام snadno použitelný brugervenlig benutzerfreundlich φιλικός προς τον χρήστη fácil de usar helppokäyttöinen convivial jednostavan za uporabu facile da usare 使いやすい 사용하기 쉬운 gebruikersvriendelijk brukervennlig przyjazny dla użytkownika de fácil utilização удобный для пользователя användarvänlig ใช้สะดวก kullanıcı dostu dễ sử dụng 容易使用的
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