Definition of viewer in English:


Syllabification: view·er
Pronunciation: /ˈvyo͞oər


  • 1A person who looks at or inspects something.
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    • Vettriano's skill lies in his ability to create narrative paintings with which the viewer becomes involved.
    • Their intention was to make paintings that met the viewer as living presences - that were there.
    • His drawings and paintings challenge the viewer to meet his hopeless aesthetic half way, and then fail.
    watcher, spectator, onlooker, looker-on, observer, member of the audience; (viewers) audience, crowd
    literary beholder
  • 1.1A person watching television or a movie.
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    • Television viewers probably couldn't last out watching someone doing a full out chart analysis.
    • The BBC would like viewers and listeners to write the words for a new hymn or worship song.
    • Night after night, viewers tune in to witness their attempts to curb their children's disruptive behaviour.
  • 2A device for looking at slides or similar photographic images.
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    • I use the Linhof optical viewer to visualize images and try different compositions.
    • Finally, there are some DVD-ROM extras in the form of a screenplay viewer and weblinks.
    • The image display in the viewer window actually is a label widget in the center of the dialog.

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