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English definition of “supplier”

supplier

noun     /səˈplaɪ.ər/ US  //
B2 [C] a company , person , etc. that provides things that people want or need, especially over a long period of time : They used to be a leading supplier of military equipment . He said that he had got the drugs from his usual supplier (= person who sells drugs illegally ).Giving, providing and supplyingPeople who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs suppliers [plural] a company that sells something: I'll contact the suppliers and see if I can get the paint you want by Friday .People who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
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