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English definition of “reader”

reader

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈriːdər/
COMMUNICATIONS a person who reads, especially someone who reads a particular newspaper, magazine, etc.: a magazine with over 10,000 readers Welcome to all the readers of this blog!
IT a piece of equipment or software that can read printed material or electronic data: an optical character reader You can read your corrupt file with our File Reader utility.
(Definition of reader from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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