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English definition of “contractor”

contractor

noun [C]     /kənˈtræktər/ WORKPLACE, HR
a person or company that is paid by another company to work on a particular project for a particular amount of money : Working 24/7 is something IT contractors grow used to if they want to compete . → See also approved contractor, building contractor, general contractor, independent contractor, prime contractor
(Definition of contractor noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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