- a person or thing that develops or innovates: a software developer.
- Photography. a reducing agent or solution for developing a film or the like.
- a person who invests in and develops the urban or suburban potentialities of real estate, especially by subdividing the land into home sites and then building houses and selling them.
- Shipbuilding. a person who lays out at full size the lines of a vessel and prepares templates from them.
Origin of developer
Examples from the Web for developer
What he found was “a post on a Chinese Android developer forum discussing roughly the same code that is used in the malware.”A Double Agent App Targets Hong Kong’s Protesters
October 1, 2014
“It is based on avoiding killing civilians,” Roman Shapiro, the developer said in an email exchange.
At least one developer of a Gaza-related game on Google Play has political intentions behind his work.
Lobb jumped at the chance and got the greenlight to find a developer to work on it.Video Games Go Wild for Reboots
July 6, 2014
A lawyer for the developer said that he was “very optimistic” his side would prevail.Why Is Walmart Paying Chris Christie's Pals?
February 18, 2014
The temperature of the developer is of the greatest importance.
Close the lamp and flood the exposed strip with the developer.
But even in this he is impelled by the enthusiasm of an experimenter and a developer.Contemporary American Composers
Phenol, better known as carbolic acid, finds a use as a developer.The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics
I imagine he started out as a promoter rather than a developer.Rimrock Trail
J. Allan Dunn
- a person or thing that develops something, esp a person who develops property
- photog a solution of a chemical reducing agent that converts the latent image recorded in the emulsion of a film or paper into a visible image
Word Origin and History for developer
1833, "one who develops," agent noun from develop. Photography use attested from 1869; meaning "speculative builder" is from 1938.