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distributornoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈstrɪb.jə.tər/  us   /dɪˈstrɪb.jə.t̬ɚ/
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distributornoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈstrɪb·jə·t̬ər/
a person or company that supplies goods to the businesses that sell them
A distributor in an engine is a device that sends electricity to each of the spark plugs (= devices that cause the engine to start).
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distributornoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈstrɪbjətər/
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT a person or company that buys products from a manufacturer and sells them for a profit to other businesses, stores, or customers, often by transporting the goods to different places: distributor of sth For the past twenty years they have been the country's leading distributor of household appliances. local/international/national distributorexclusive/sole distributor We have appointed the company as sole distributor of our goods in Japan.
(Definition of distributor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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