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noun [countable] reader pronunciation in American English /ˈridər/
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  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

  3. 6

    e-reader

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    ebook reader

    a small electronic machine on which you can read books and documents, connect to the Internet, etc.

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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