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"developer" in British English

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uk   /dɪˈvel.ə.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

developer noun (BUILDER)

C2 [C] a ​person or ​company that makes ​money from ​buyingland, ​building new ​houses, ​offices, etc., or by ​changingexistingbuildings to ​sell or ​rent: a property developer
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developer noun (OF PRODUCT)

C1 [C] a ​person or ​company that ​creates new ​products, ​especiallycomputerproducts such as software: The ​company is a ​leading software developer.

developer noun (CHEMICAL)

[C or U] a ​chemical used for ​developingphotographs or ​films

developer noun (PERSON)

[C] someone, ​especially a ​child, whose ​physical or ​mentaldevelopment can be ​described in a ​particular way: Tom was a late/​slow developer.
(Definition of developer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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developernoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈvel·ə·pər/
a ​person or ​company that makes ​money by ​buyingland and ​building new ​houses, ​stores, or ​offices on it: realestate developers
(Definition of developer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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developernoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈveləpər/
PROPERTY a ​person or ​company that makes ​money by ​buyingland 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. aproperty/​realestate/​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 ​wirelesschips and developers of ​wirelesssoftware. a software/​drug/​game developer
(Definition of developer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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