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distributornoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈstrɪb·jə·t̬ər/
a ​person or ​company that ​suppliesgoods to the ​businesses that ​sell them A distributor in an ​engine is a ​device that ​sendselectricity to each of the ​sparkplugs (= ​devices that ​cause the ​engine to ​start).
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"distributor" in British English

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distributornoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈstrɪb.jʊ.tər/  us   /-jə.t̬ɚ/
(Definition of distributor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"distributor" in Business English

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distributornoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈstrɪbjətər/
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT a ​person or ​company that ​buysproducts from a ​manufacturer and ​sells them for a ​profit to other ​businesses, ​stores, or ​customers, often by ​transporting the ​goods to different ​places: distributor of sth For the past twenty ​years they have been the country's ​leading distributor of ​householdappliances. local/​international/​national distributorexclusive/sole distributor We have ​appointed the ​company as ​sole distributor of our ​goods in Japan.
(Definition of distributor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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