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"driver" in British English

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drivernoun [C]

uk   /ˈdraɪ.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
  • driver noun [C] (VEHICLE)

A1 someone who ​drives a ​vehicle: a ​bus/​lorry/​truck/​taxi driver The driver of the ​van was ​killed in the ​accident.

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  • driver noun [C] (COMPUTING)

specialized computing a ​computerprogram that makes it ​possible for a ​computer to use other ​pieces of ​equipment such as a ​printer
(Definition of driver from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"driver" in American English

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drivernoun [C]

 us   /ˈdrɑɪ·vər/
someone who ​drives a ​motorvehicle: a ​bus driver
(Definition of driver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"driver" in Business English

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drivernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdraɪvər/
TRANSPORT someone who ​drives a ​vehicle: You may get nothing in an accident if the other driver is uninsured. a bus/​lorry/​truck driver
IT a ​computerprogram that makes it possible for a ​computer to use other ​pieces of ​equipment such as a ​printer: a ​printer driver
something that makes other things ​progress, ​develop, or ​growstronger: Momentum-based ​investing is the most prominent of the new ​market drivers.an important/a key/a major driver of sth Service ​sectoroutput is up 1.2% in the latest ​quarter making it, by far, the ​major driver of ​growth once more.
be in the driver's seat US →  be in the driving seat
(Definition of driver from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “driver”
in Arabic سائق, قائد المَرْكَبة…
in Korean 운전자…
in Portuguese motorista…
in Catalan conductor, -a…
in Japanese ドライバー, 運転手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汽车, 司机…
in Turkish sürücü…
in Russian водитель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 汽車, 司機…
in Italian autista, conducente…
in Polish kierowca…
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