Meaning of READER in English

[] n (bef. 12c) 1 a: one that reads b: one appointed to read to others: as (1): lector (2): one chosen to read aloud selected material in a Christian Science church or society c (1): proofreader (2): one who evaluates manuscripts (3): one who reads periodical literature to discover items of special interest or value d: an employee who reads and records the indications of meters e: a teacher's assistant who reads and marks student papers

2. Brit: one who reads lectures or expounds subjects to students 3 a: a device for projecting a readable image of a transparency b: a unit that scans material recorded (as on punched cards) for storage or computation

4. a: a book for instruction and practice esp. in reading b: anthology

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