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investor

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈves.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
B2 a person who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage: A New York investor offered to acquire the company's shares for $13 each. Small investors (= people who invest only a small amount of money) are hoping that the markets will improve.
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