de·vel·op·er | \-lə-pər \

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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As developer of the B-21 Raider bomber, Northrop will have access to the absolute latest in American stealth technology. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Now Northrop Grumman Wants to Build Japan's New Fighter Jet," 9 July 2018 Collaboration, and then of course with the Stack Overflow DNA, that deep developer connection. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Fog Creek Software CEO Anil Dash answers all the questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 8 July 2018 Founded in 1979, The Related Group is one of the largest real estate developers in the U.S. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Jorge and Darlene Pérez donate $1 million to FIU Honors College," 13 July 2018 The city recently settled a civil lawsuit with the developers and was able to recover more than half a million dollars. Shawn Mcfarland,, "Pro Soccer Team Announced For Hartford, Set To Begin Play In 2019 At Dillon Stadium," 11 July 2018 Mike Faber, one of Ryan Business Park's developers, said Tuesday that he's been in conversations with prospects looking for a large amount of light industrial space. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Amazon considering a large Oak Creek distribution center, with over 1,000 full-time jobs," 10 July 2018 The machine has a tight relationship with developers. Danielle Tcholakian, Longreads, "An Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reading List," 10 July 2018 Over the past few years, an increasing number of developers and real estate companies have used VR as a way of pitching unbuilt condos or showcasing a luxury home to buyers who might live in another city. Carolina A. Miranda,, "How architects are using virtual reality to walk through buildings that don't yet exist," 3 July 2018 Smith said the plan gave away the city's negotiating power with developers who want to build higher. Zahra Ahmad, azcentral, "Downtown plan could double height in certain areas of Old Town, Scottsdale," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of developer

1796, in the meaning defined above

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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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