developer

noun
de·​vel·​op·​er | \ di-ˈve-lə-pər How to pronounce developer (audio) , dē-\

Definition of developer

: one that develops: such as
a : a chemical used to develop exposed photographic materials
b : a person who develops real estate
c : a person or company that develops computer software

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Examples of developer in a Sentence

the developer of software that is used the world over

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Public-lands lease sales are quarterly auctions administered by the federal government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during which oil and gas developers bid for leases to drill on public lands. Maia Wikler, Teen Vogue, "Activists Protest Bureau of Land Management Leasing That Allow Oil and Gas Drilling on Public Lands," 15 Apr. 2019 Pinkfong and its parent company, SmartStudy, were founded in South Korea in 2010 by three former game developers who wanted to move into education. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "So, Where Did This "Baby Shark" Song Come From, Anyway?," 30 Jan. 2019 Some Israeli developer is taking it over at the end of the month. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Sorry Marie Kondo—I Love Mess!," 12 Feb. 2019 In addition to allowing triplexes, the new rules would allow developers in most residential areas to build four stories high. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Here’s what a plan to tackle climate change, density, and affordability looks like," 27 Nov. 2018 An ARkit2 is also on the horizon, allowing app developers to make use of Apple's AR capabilities. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Apple Event 2018 Live Blog: iPhone Updates, Announcements, and More," 12 Sep. 2018 In addition to Friedman, another developer with a representative on the trip was Farpoint Development. Bill Ruthhart, chicagotribune.com, "Who is in Asia with Emanuel? Campaign donors, lobbyists, developers, business heavyweights," 13 July 2018 Meanwhile, developers have begun thinking about how to offer more than just parking at garages and lots in the city. Caitlin Mccabe, Philly.com, "Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block?," 12 July 2018 One of Sacramento’s busiest developers is assuming control of one of downtown’s most troubled properties. Ryan Lillis And Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Is a planned 40-story tower in downtown Sacramento finally on track?," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of developer

1796, in the meaning defined above

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developer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of developer

: a person or company that builds and sells houses or other buildings on a piece of land
: a person or company that creates computer software
: a chemical that is used to develop photographs

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