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player

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpleɪər/
a company, organization, or person that has influence within a particular activity, industry, or type of work: a player in sth The organization used to be unique; today it is just another player in a cut-throat market.key/major/important player As chairman of the Finance Committee, she was a key player in the assembly's lengthy budget negotiations.global/industry player It may take another three to four years before the market stabilizes enough for global players to think about establishing new EU locations. →  See also market player , team player
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