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noun [countable] writer pronunciation in British English /ˈraɪtə(r)/
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  1. someone who writes books, stories, or articles as their job

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    1. a.
      someone who has written something
      writer of:

      The writer of the best letter published will receive £50.

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

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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