Reader



noun
1.
a person who reads.
2.
a schoolbook for instruction and practice in reading.
a second-grade reader.
3.
a book of collected or assorted writings, especially when related in theme, authorship, or instructive purpose; anthology:
a Hemingway reader; a sci-fi reader.
4.
a person employed to read and evaluate manuscripts offered for publication.
5.
a proofreader.
6.
a person who reads or recites before an audience; elocutionist.
7.
a person authorized to read the lessons, Bible, etc., in a church service.
8.
a lecturer or instructor, especially in some British universities:
to be appointed reader in English history.
9.
an assistant to a professor, who grades examinations, papers, etc.
10.
Computers. a device that reads data, programs, or control information from an external storage medium for transmission to main storage.
Compare optical character reader.
11.
a machine or device that projects or enlarges a microform image on a screen or other surface for reading.
12.
a playing card marked on its back so that the suit or denomination of the card can be identified.
13.
Library Science. the user of a library; library patron.
optical scanning
noun
1.
the process of interpreting data in printed, handwritten, bar-code, or other visual form by a device (optical scanner or reader) that scans and identifies the data.
noun
1.
a person who reads
2.
a person who is fond of reading
3.

(mainly Brit) at a university, a member of staff having a position between that of a senior lecturer and a professor
(US) a teaching assistant in a faculty who grades papers, examinations, etc, on behalf of a professor

4.

a book that is part of a planned series for those learning to read
a standard textbook, esp for foreign-language learning

5.
a person who reads aloud in public
6.
a person who reads and assesses the merit of manuscripts submitted to a publisher
7.
a person employed to read proofs and indicate errors by comparison with the original copy; proofreader
8.
short for lay reader
9.
(Judaism, mainly Brit) another word for cantor (sense 1)
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