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"player" in British English

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playernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpleɪ.ər/  us   /ˈpleɪ.ɚ/
  • player noun [C] (GAME)

A1 someone who takes part in a game or sport: Each player takes three cards. The team has many talented players.
someone who is very involved in an activity or organization: She was a leading/key player in the reorganization of the health service.

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  • player noun [C] (ACTING)

old use an actor
used in the names of some theatre companies: the Shakespeare Players
(Definition of player from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"player" in American English

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playernoun [C]

 us   /ˈpleɪ·ər/
  • player noun [C] (PRODUCE SOUNDS/PICTURES)

someone who plays a musical instrument: a cello/flute player
A player is also a machine: a CD/record player
  • player noun [C] (COMPETE)

someone who takes part in a sport or game: This basketball team has a lot of talented players. fig. The company is one of the leading players (= organizations taking part) in the deal.
(Definition of player from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"player" in Business English

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playernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpleɪər/
a company, organization, or person that has influence within a particular activity, industry, or type of work: a player in sth The organization used to be unique; today it is just another player in a cut-throat market.key/major/important player As chairman of the Finance Committee, she was a key player in the assembly's lengthy budget negotiations.global/industry player It may take another three to four years before the market stabilizes enough for global players to think about establishing new EU locations.
(Definition of player from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“player” in American English

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