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player

noun [C]  /ˈpleɪ·ər/ us  

player noun [C] (PRODUCE SOUNDS/PICTURES)

someone who plays a musical instrument: a cello/flute player A player is also a machine: a CD/record player

player noun [C] (COMPETE)

someone who takes part in a sport or game: This basketball team has a lot of talented players. fig. The company is one of the leading players (= organizations taking part) in the deal.
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