Definition of developer in English:


Syllabification: de·vel·op·er
Pronunciation: /diˈveləpər


  • 1A person or thing that develops something: a property developer software developers
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    • It was owned by a property developer who preferred to organise build packages rather than see projects through to completion.
    • My current boyfriend is the son of an antiques dealer; he's a property developer and a builder of tree houses.
    • The move follows Sega's shift from a hardware producer to a developer of software for all gaming platforms.
  • 1.1 [with adjective] A person who grows or matures at a specified time or rate: I was a slow developer
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    • They are often late developers, live by their own rules and can be utterly selfish.
    • Young people often become anxious or worried if they think they are early or late developers.
    • Jonathan Simpson, defending, said that his client had been a slow developer as a child and was very immature at the time of the offence.
  • 1.2A chemical agent used for treating photographic film to make a visible image.
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    • The recipe for paper is almost a double-strength version of my film developer.
    • In a darkroom floating in a bath of developer an image slowly materializes.
    • It is used in cosmetics and photography as a black and white developer, among other industrial applications.

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