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"follower" in British English

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followernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɒl.əʊ.ər/ us   /ˈfɑː.loʊ.ɚ/
  • follower noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

UK someone who has a great interest in something: They are keen followers of their local team.
C2 someone who supports, admires, or believes in a particular person, group, or idea: a follower of Jesus followers of the Dalai Lama/Buddhism
  • follower noun [C] (SOCIAL MEDIA)

someone who chooses to see a particular person's posts (= messages) on Twitter (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information): She has over 100,000 followers on Twitter.
(Definition of follower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"follower" in American English

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followernoun [C]

us   /ˈfɑl·oʊ·ər/
  • follower noun [C] (PERSON WHO OBEYS)

someone who obeys or supports another person or that person’s ideas: The newly elected governor appeared overcome with emotion as he thanked his followers.
  • follower noun [C] (INTERESTED PERSON)

a person who has an active interest in something: They are enthusiastic followers of their local team.
(Definition of follower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"follower" in Business English

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followernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɒləʊər/ us  
MARKETING a company or product that only makes new changes, enters a market, etc. after other companies or products have done this first: Law firms are not leaders in business, they are followers. Our analysis supports the view of Germany as a fast follower of e-commerce technologies. an industry/a market follower
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a person who watches something closely to see how it develops: We have long been followers of the mining finance company whose shares have recently soared to 61p.close/keen followers If you are one of the many investors who has bought shares in the company, no doubt you've become a keen follower of the copper price.
(Definition of follower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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