Meaning of “distributor” in the English Dictionary

"distributor" in British English

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(Definition of “distributor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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"distributor" in Business English

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distributornoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈstrɪbjətər/ us

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.
exclusive/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)