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

     

    developer

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//dɪˈveləpə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈveləpər//
     
    People in construction
     
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  1. 1[countable] a person or company that buys land or buildings in order to build new houses, shops/stores, etc., or to improve the old ones, and makes a profit from doing this property developers See related entries: People in construction
  2. 2[countable] a person or a company that designs and creates new products a software developer
  3. 3[uncountable] a chemical substance that is used for developing photographs from a film
  4. Extra examples A local developer is planning to build a supermarket on the site. The flats are being built by a private developer. plans by a big property developer to build fifty new houses Canada has emerged as the world’s leading developer of hit board games.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: developer