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viewer

[ vyoo-er ]
/ ˈvyu ər /
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noun

a person or thing that views.
a person who watches television, often a devotee of television or of a particular kind of television program: a weekly show aimed at teenage viewers.
any of various optical devices to facilitate viewing, especially one that is small and boxlike with a magnifying lens, and sometimes a light source, in which a photographic transparency may be viewed.
an eyepiece or viewfinder.
an official inspector of property, public works, or the like.

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Origin of viewer

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at view, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM viewer

non·view·er, nounun·der·view·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for viewer

viewer
/ (ˈvjuːə) /

noun

a person who views something, esp television
any optical device by means of which something is viewed, esp one used for viewing photographic transparencies
law a person appointed by a court to inspect and report upon property, etc

Derived forms of viewer

viewership, noun
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