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reader

  

      n  
1    a person who reads  
2    a person who is fond of reading  
3   
a      (Chiefly Brit)   at a university, a member of staff having a position between that of a senior lecturer and a professor  
b      (U.S.)   a teaching assistant in a faculty who grades papers, examinations, etc., on behalf of a professor  
4   
a    a book that is part of a planned series for those learning to read  
b    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)     (chiefly Brit)      another word for       cantor       1  


card reader  
      n   a device, no longer widely used, for reading information on a punched card and transferring it to a computer  
   Compare       card punch  
document reader  
      n     (Computing)   a device that reads and inputs into a computer marks and characters on a special form, as by optical or magnetic character recognition  
lay reader  
      n  
1      (Church of England)   a person licensed by a bishop to conduct religious services other than the Eucharist  
2      (R.C. Church)   a layman chosen from among the congregation to read the epistle at Mass and sometimes other prayers  
magnetic character reader  
      n   a device that automatically scans and interprets characters printed with magnetic ink. It operates by the process of magnetic character recognition  
mind-reader  
      n   a person seemingly able to discern the thoughts of another  
  mind-reading      n  
optical character reader  
      n   a computer peripheral device enabling letters, numbers, or other characters usually printed on paper to be optically scanned and input to a storage device, such as magnetic tape. The device uses the process of optical character recognition,   (Abbrev. (for both reader and recognition))    OCR  
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