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developer

noun [C]
 
 
/dɪˈveləpər/
PROPERTY a person or company that makes money by buying land and building new houses, stores, or offices on it: The bill would prevent a developer from building thousands of homes near the canyon. He is one of the developers of the new golf resort. a property/real estate/housing developer
PRODUCTION, IT a person or company that creates new products, especially software, or services: Now the country is producing some of the best designers of wireless chips and developers of wireless software. a software/drug/game developer
→  See also merchant developer
(Definition of developer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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