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"dispenser" in British English

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dispensernoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈspen.sər/  us   /-sɚ/
a ​machine or ​container that you can get something from: a ​cash/​soap dispenser
(Definition of dispenser from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dispenser" in American English

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dispensernoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈspen·sər/
a ​machine from which you can get an ​item, usually by putting ​coins in it.
(Definition of dispenser from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dispenser" in Business English

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dispensernoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈspensər/
a ​machine or ​container that you can get something from by ​pulling a ​handle or ​pressing a ​button: liquid soap dispensers automated/​automatic dispensers a drinks/coffee/​tape dispenser
→  cash dispenser
a ​person whose ​job is to prepare ​medicines and give or ​sell them to ​people: Pharmacists have ​long been frustrated with being perceived as mere pill dispensers.
a ​person or thing that ​provides something: The ​committee is an amalgam of ​regulatory body, ​lobbygroup, and dispenser of ​information.
(Definition of dispenser from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dispenser”
in Arabic قالِب…
in Korean 기계…
in Portuguese medidor, dispenser…
in Catalan dosificador…
in Japanese (液体せっけん等の)ディスペンサー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分发装置,分配器…
in Turkish (para, kahve, yiyecek) veren makina…
in Russian (торговый) автомат…
in Chinese (Traditional) 分發裝置,分配器…
in Italian (apparecchio) distributore…
in Polish dozownik, automat…
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