developer

[ dih-vel-uh-per ]
/ dɪˈvɛl ə pər /

noun

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

First recorded in 1825–35; develop + -er1
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developer

/ (dɪˈvɛləpə) /

noun

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

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