reader - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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.

    a Sun/Guardian/Times etc reader (=someone who regularly reads a particular newspaper or magazine):

    an exclusive offer for Cosmo readers

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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. 4
    someone who teaches in a university in the UK with a position just below that of a professor
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