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developer

noun uk   /dɪˈvel.ə.pər/ us    /-pɚ/

developer noun (BUILDER)

C2 [C] a person or company that makes money from buying land, building new houses, shops, or offices, or by changing existing buildings to sell or rent: a property developerConstruction work and workers

developer noun (OF PRODUCT)

C1 [C] a person or company that creates new products, especially computer products such as software: The company is a leading software developer.

developer noun (CHEMICAL)

[C or U] a chemical used for developing photographs or filmsPhotography

developer noun (PERSON)

[C] someone, especially a child, whose physical or mental development can be described in a particular way: Tom was a late/slow developer.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
(Definition of developer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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