Meaning of “publisher” in the English Dictionary

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"publisher" in British English

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publishernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpʌb.lɪ.ʃər/ us /ˈpʌb.lɪ.ʃɚ/

(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/

Publisher is also the title of a person in a company who is responsible for publishing particular books, 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 /ˈpʌblɪʃər/ us COMMERCE, PRODUCTION

a person or company that produces and sells books, magazines, newspapers, software, etc.:

It was not easy to find a publisher for her first novel.
He is both publisher and editor of the local newspaper.
The firm was facing a hostile takeover bid from a large French publisher.

(Definition of “publisher” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)