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"provider" in British English

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providernoun [C]

uk   /prəˈvaɪ.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
C1 someone who ​provides something: an internet ​service provider The ​bank is now a ​major provider of ​financialservices to ​industry. Until her ​illness, she was the ​main provider (= ​earned most of the ​money) in the ​family.

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

"provider" in Business English

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providernoun [C]

uk   us   /prəˈvaɪdər/
a ​company or ​organization that ​sells a particular ​type of ​product or ​service: provider of sth The ​energygroup is the biggest provider of wind ​farms in the UK.the leading/largest/biggest provider (of sth) The French ​firm is one of the ​leading providers of outdoor ​advertisingspace. a healthcare/​energy/​telecoms provider a mortgage/​insurance/​pension provider
(also internet service provider, also service provider) INTERNET, IT a ​company that ​providesinternetconnections and ​services: They are the largest cable-based provider outside the US with 300,000 ​subscribers. a broadband/​internet/​online provider
(Definition of provider from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “provider”
in Arabic مُتعَهّد, مُزوّد…
in Korean 제공자, 제공 기관…
in Portuguese provedor, -ora…
in Catalan proveïdor, -a…
in Japanese 供給者, プロバイダー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 供应者,供应商…
in Chinese (Traditional) 供應者,供應商…
in Italian fornitore…
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