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noun [countable]     reader pronunciation in American English
/ˈridər/
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pluralreaders
  1. 1
    someone who reads, especially someone who reads a particular newspaper, book, or magazine

    The books provide the reader with an introduction to natural history.

    Readers of our magazine will be familiar with her column.

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    1. a.
      someone who reads, especially books

      I am an avid reader of detective novels.

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    2. b.
      someone who reads in a particular way or with a particular level of skill
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  2. 2
    a piece of electronic equipment that reads information from plastic cards, tapes, etc.

    Swipe the customer’s card through the reader.

    a bar-code reader

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