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reader

noun [C] uk   /ˈriː.dər/ us    /-dɚ/

reader noun [C] (PERSON WHO READS)

B1 someone who reads for pleasure, especially a person who reads a lot: He's a great/voracious reader (= reads many books). She's an avid reader of historical novels.B1 someone who reads a particular newspaper or magazine: We asked our readers to write in and give us their views. She described him as a typical Guardian reader. specialized publishing a person whose job is to advise a publishing company if a particular book should be published
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reader noun [C] (SIMPLE BOOK)

B1 a book containing a simple story that is designed for children who are learning to read or people who are learning a language: There are readers at five different levels, from beginner to upper intermediate.

reader noun [C] (TEACHER)

specialized education a teacher, at British universities, just under the rank of professor : Alan is a Reader in History at Dublin University.

reader noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that helps you to read very small writing, or a machine that can recognize printed material: a microfilm/microfiche reader an optical character reader
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