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English definition of “publisher”


noun [C]     /ˈpʌblɪʃər/ COMMERCE, PRODUCTION
a person or company that produces and sells books, magazines, newspapers, software, etc.: It was not easy to find a publisher for her first novel. He is both publisher and editor of the local newspaper. The firm was facing a hostile takeover bid from a large French publisher.
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