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"publisher" in British English

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publishernoun [C]

uk   /ˈpʌb.lɪ.ʃər/  us   /-ʃɚ/
B2 an ​organization that ​publishestext or ​music an ​employee of a ​publishingcompany who has ​responsibility for ​deciding what is ​published

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

"publisher" in American English

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publishernoun [C]

 us   /ˈpʌb·lɪ·ʃər/
an ​organization that ​publishesbooks, ​magazines, or ​newspapers Publisher is also the ​title of a ​person in a ​company who is ​responsible for ​publishingparticularbooks, ​magazines, or ​newspapers.
(Definition of publisher from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"publisher" in Business English

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publishernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpʌblɪʃər/ COMMERCE, PRODUCTION
a ​person or ​company that ​produces and ​sellsbooks, ​magazines, ​newspapers, ​software, etc.: It was not ​easy to ​find a publisher for her first novel. He is both publisher and ​editor of the ​localnewspaper. The ​firm was facing a ​hostiletakeoverbid from a large French publisher.
(Definition of publisher from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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