view·​er | \ ˈvyü-ər How to pronounce viewer (audio) \

Definition of viewer

: one that views: such as
a : a person who watches television
b : a person legally appointed to inspect and report on property
c : an optical device used in viewing

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Examples of viewer in a Sentence

The program attracts millions of viewers every week. She is a regular viewer of the evening news. The exhibit was surrounded by a large crowd of viewers.
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Intelligently slowing down the shader rate in parts of the scene that the viewer shouldn’t be looking at allows the overall frame rate to increase, without a noticeable effect in how the scene appears. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel boldly claims its 'Ice Lake' integrated graphics are as good as AMD's," 26 May 2019 The teaser clip then cycles through the cast of characters, giving viewers a glimpse of Jorge Lopez (Jonny Beauchamp), Pepper Smith (Julia Chan), and Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who fans will likely remember from Riverdale. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""Katy Keene" Debuted Its First Teaser Trailer," 17 May 2019 The unconventional camera angle took viewers by surprise, including Ellen DeGeneres. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Why Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's Oscars Performance Was Filmed from Behind the Piano," 27 Feb. 2019 After being picked up by CBS the previous year, The Talk was now averaging 1.83 million viewers per episode, beating out other competitors. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "A Rare Look at 'The Talk' Creator Sara Gilbert's Life with Her Wife Linda Perry and Their Three Kids," 10 Apr. 2019 Thankfully for us viewers, the series won’t end until summer (and a spinoff is already on the way!). Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, ""Jane the Virgin" Stars Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, and Yael Grobglas Cried After Their Last Table Read," 4 Apr. 2019 Like the players in his movies, the cast here seems motivated by some higher purpose, leaving the viewer to ponder: Who are these people? Vogue, "If You Loved The OA, You'll Love Vince's New Film for Spring ’19," 5 Feb. 2019 But in 2018, Blevins at one point had a livestream with a whopping 628,000 concurrent viewers, ultimately becoming the biggest streamer on Twitch. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "In 2018, Ninja became Twitch’s first mainstream star," 20 Dec. 2018 Fewer games could mean less revenue, unless they could be replaced by something that would generate as many or more viewers. Brian Mahoney, The Seattle Times, "Shorter season? Shorter games? Silver ponders NBA format," 13 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of viewer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of viewer

: a person who watches television
: a person who sees or looks at something
: a device that is used to look at photographs

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