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Definition of The Spectator from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    The Spectator

     
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  1. 1a British magazine, published each week and containing articles on politics, society and the arts which are usually written from a right-wing point of view. It was first published in 1828.
  2. 2a non-political magazine written by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele between 1711 and 1714. It appeared every day, and each issue contained a single long essay.