Meaning of “viewer” in the English Dictionary

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"viewer" in British English

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viewernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvjuː.ər/ us /ˈvjuː.ɚ/

B2 a person who watches something, especially television:

Millions of viewers will be glued to their sets for this match.

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  • Television confronts the viewer with a succession of glittering and seductive images.
  • Some scenes are violent and may disturb younger viewers.
  • A lot of viewers complained that there was too much gratuitous sex and violence in the movie.
  • This programme contains language that some viewers might find offensive.
  • He may be old hat among the trendy younger generation, but his shows draw more viewers than any other comedian.

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

"viewer" in American English

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viewernoun [ C ]

us /ˈvju·ər/

someone who watches a particular TV broadcast or series of broadcasts, esp. regularly:

Millions of viewers watch the Super Bowl on TV every year.

(Definition of “viewer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"viewer" in Business English

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viewernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvjuːər/ us

COMMUNICATIONS someone who watches a television programme:

The ads were designed to appeal to viewers of home improvement shows.
attract/bring in/draw viewers The first episode attracted almost 20 million viewers.
television/TV viewers

IT a piece of equipment or software that allows you to look at images:

a picture/photo viewer

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