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player

noun [C] (GAME)    /ˈpleɪ.ər/ US  //
A1 someone who takes part in a game or sport: Each player takes three cards. The team has many talented players.Competitors and participants in sports and games someone who is very involved in an activity or organization: She was a leading/key player in the reorganization of the health service.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
(Definition of player noun (GAME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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