developer

noun

de·​vel·​op·​er di-ˈve-lə-pər How to pronounce developer (audio)
dē-
: 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

Examples of developer in a Sentence

the developer of software that is used the world over
Recent Examples on the Web Washington Post Outsourcing to Britain More U.S. companies are moving white-collar jobs to the U.K., drawn by Britain's cost advantage for software developers, consultants, lawyers, and even film producers who are now cheaper to hire in London than in some of the poorest U.S. cities. Alan Murray, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2024 Area business and property owners who spoke with The Star alleged that Jack Mitchell, the developer of the project called the Smokey River Entertainment District, had effectively taken over the small municipality where only 11 people were registered to vote in the village’s most recent election. Kacen Bayless, Kansas City Star, 4 Apr. 2024 Google is accusing the developers of breaking its terms of service and violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Lauren Feiner, The Verge, 4 Apr. 2024 Norway also set up incentives for homeowners and developers to build charging infrastructure on their property, adding to the vast rollout of infrastructure across the country. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 3 Apr. 2024 Unfortunately, some platforms and developers are employing AI to sabotage creativity and undermine artists, songwriters, musicians and rightsholders. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 3 Apr. 2024 Commissioner Alisa Simmons, the only one of four voting commissioners to oppose the PID, questioned the district’s benefits and the plans of the prospective developer, Centurion American. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3 Apr. 2024 The comedian's comments come a few weeks after the Department of Justice sued Apple in an antitrust case, alleging that the iPhone maker has a monopoly over the market that has harmed consumers, developers, and rival companies. EW.com, 2 Apr. 2024 Others include video editors, animators, graphic designers, software developers and engineers. The Arizona Republic, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of developer was in 1796

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“Developer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/developer. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

developer

noun
de·​vel·​op·​er di-ˈvel-ə-pər How to pronounce developer (audio)
: one that develops: as
a
: a chemical used to develop exposed photographic materials
b
: a person who develops real estate
especially : one who divides land and builds and sells houses on it

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