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"supplier" in British English

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suppliernoun

uk   /səˈplaɪ.ər/  us   /səˈplaɪ.ɚ/
B2 [C] a company, person, etc. that provides things that people want or need, especially over a long period of time: They used to be a leading supplier of military equipment. He said that he had got the drugs from his usual supplier (= person who sells drugs illegally).
suppliers [plural]

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a company that sells something: I'll contact the suppliers and see if I can get the paint you want by Friday.

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

"supplier" in American English

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suppliernoun [C]

 us   /səˈplɑɪ·ər/
a person, company, or country that provides goods of a particular kind: They are the world’s largest supplier of baby foods.
(Definition of supplier from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"supplier" in Business English

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suppliernoun

uk   us   /səˈplaɪər/ COMMERCE
[C] a company that provides a product, or the materials to make a product: supplier of sth to sb/sth The company is a supplier of software to the film industry.leading/main/key supplier They used to be a leading supplier of medical equipment. Most energy suppliers are doing well in the current economic climate.
the suppliers
[plural] the company that sells something: I'll contact the suppliers and see if I can get the paint you want by Friday.
(Definition of supplier from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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