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  ( readers    plural  )
1       n-count   The readers of a newspaper, magazine, or book are the people who read it.  
These texts give the reader an insight into the Chinese mind.     
2       n-count   A reader is a person who reads, especially one who reads for pleasure.  
usu with supp  
Thanks to that job I became an avid reader...     
3       n-count   A reader is a book to help children to learn to read, or to help people to learn a foreign language. It contains passages of text, and often exercises to give practice in reading and writing.  

graded reader        ( graded readers    plural  ) A graded reader is a story which has been adapted for people learning to read or learning a foreign language. Graded readers avoid using difficult grammar and vocabulary.      n-count  
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graded reader, read, rear, reaper

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