Definition of distributor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈstrɪbjətə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈstrɪbjətər//
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  1. 1a person or company that supplies goods to shops/stores, etc. Japan’s largest software distributor
  2. 2a device in an engine that sends electric current to the spark plugs
  3. Extra examples Third party distributors are used to distribute the product in areas where the group does not have offices. We are the primary distributor of the system in France. We have been appointed sole UK distributor of a number of Hungarian wines. We will act as the exclusive distributor for these Russian goods to the world market. You can get the book through your local distributor. a distributor for Hewlett-Packard Co a distributor for the German market the exclusive distributor for these goods the national electricity distributor They are Japan’s largest software distributor.
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