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English definition of “supplier”

supplier

noun     /səˈplaɪər/ COMMERCE
[C] a company that provides a product, or the materials to make a product: supplier of sth to sb/sth The company is a supplier of software to the film industry.leading/main/key supplier They used to be a leading supplier of medical equipment. Most energy suppliers are doing well in the current economic climate.
the suppliers [plural] the company that sells something: I'll contact the suppliers and see if I can get the paint you want by Friday.
→ See also first-tier supplier, preferred supplier, second-tier supplier
(Definition of supplier noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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