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key player

  
     ( key players    plural  ) The key players in a particular organization, event, or situation are the most important people or things involved in it.      n-count  
The former chairman was a key player in the deals that pushed the bank to the top.     
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player     ( players    plural  )
1       n-count   A player in a sport or game is a person who takes part, either as a job or for fun.  
...his greatness as a player..., She was a good golfer and tennis player.     
2       n-count   You can use player to refer to a musician. For example, a piano player is someone who plays the piano.  
...a professional trumpet player.     
3       n-count   If a person, country, or organization is a playerin something, they are involved in it and important in it.  
oft supp N, N in n  
Big business has become a major player in the art market...     
4       n-count   A player is an actor.  
...a company of players..., Oscar nominations went to all five leading players.     
5   
    cassette player  
    CD player  
    record player  
    team player  


cassette player        ( cassette players    plural  ) A cassette player is a machine that is used for playing cassettes and sometimes also recording them.      n-count  
CD player        ( CD players    plural  ) A CD player is a machine on which you can play CDs.      n-count  
key player        ( key players    plural  ) The key players in a particular organization, event, or situation are the most important people or things involved in it.      n-count  
The former chairman was a key player in the deals that pushed the bank to the top.     
player-manager        ( player-managers    plural  ) In football and some other sports, a player-manager is a person who plays for a team and also manages the team.      n-count  
player piano        ( player pianos    plural  ) A player piano is a type of mechanical piano. When you press the pedals, air is forced through holes in a roll of paper to press the keys and play a tune.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, usually use pianola     
record player        ( record players    plural  ) , record-player   A record player is a machine on which you can play a record in order to listen to the music or other sounds on it.      n-count  
team player        ( team players    plural  ) If you refer to someone as a team player, you mean that they work well with other people in order to achieve things.      n-count  
  (approval)   

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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player

  
1    competitor, contestant, participant, sportsman, sportswoman, team member  
2    actor, actress, entertainer, performer, Thespian, trouper  
3    artist, instrumentalist, musician, music maker, performer, virtuoso  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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n.
key
ce diplôme est un sésame pour la vie professionnelle
exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
[Tech.]
o.
Cyber Legacy Locker is the safe and secure way to pass encrypted access key of online accounts to authorized assignee.
[Leg.];[Tech.] passing access key of online account to friends or love ones
n.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
n.
term used in football when a player makes an acrobatic movement using his legs
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket

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