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"reader" in British English

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readernoun [C]

uk   /ˈriː.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

reader noun [C] (PERSON WHO READS)

B1 someone who ​reads for ​pleasure, ​especially a ​person who ​reads a lot: He's a great/​voracious reader (= ​reads many ​books). She's an avid reader ofhistoricalnovels.B1 someone who ​reads a ​particularnewspaper or ​magazine: We ​askedour readers to write in and give us ​theirviews. She ​described him as a ​typical Guardian reader. specialized publishing a ​person whose ​job is to ​advise a ​publishingcompany if a ​particularbook should be ​published
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reader noun [C] (SIMPLE BOOK)

B1 a ​bookcontaining a ​simplestory that is ​designed for ​children who are ​learning to ​read or ​people who are ​learning a ​language: There are readers at five different ​levels, from ​beginner to ​upperintermediate.

reader noun [C] (DEVICE)

a ​device that ​helps you to ​read very ​small writing, or a ​machine that can ​recognizeprintedmaterial: a ​microfilm/​microfiche reader an ​opticalcharacter reader

reader noun [C] (TEACHER)

specialized education a ​teacher, at British ​universities, just under the ​rank of professor : Alan is a Reader in History at Dublin University.
(Definition of reader from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reader" in American English

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readernoun [C]

 us   /ˈri·dər/
a ​person who ​reads: Both of my ​parents were ​great readers (= they ​read a lot). The ​localnewspaperwelcomescomments from ​its readers.
(Definition of reader from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reader" in Business English

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readernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriːdər/
COMMUNICATIONS a ​person who reads, especially someone who reads a particular ​newspaper, ​magazine, etc.: a ​magazine with over 10,000 readers Welcome to all the readers of this ​blog!
IT a ​piece of ​equipment or ​software that can read ​printedmaterial or ​electronicdata: an ​opticalcharacter reader You can read your ​corruptfile with our File Reader ​utility.
(Definition of reader from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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