contractor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"contractor" in British English

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contractornoun [C]

uk   /kənˈtræk.tər/  us   /ˈkɑːn.træk.tɚ/
a ​person or ​company that ​arranges to ​supplymaterials or ​workers for ​building or for ​movinggoods
(Definition of contractor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contractor" in American English

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contractornoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·træk·tər/
a ​person or ​company that ​arranges to ​supplymaterials or ​workers, esp. for ​building
(Definition of contractor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"contractor" in Business English

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contractornoun [C]

uk   us   /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 contractorsgrow used to if they want to ​compete.
(Definition of contractor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contractor”
in Chinese (Simplified) 承包人, 承包商, 承包方…
in Turkish yüklenici, müteahhit, işi yapan kişi/şirket…
in Russian подрядчик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 承辦人, 承辦商, 承包方…
in Polish wykonawca, dostawca, zleceniobiorca…
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