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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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contractorcon‧trac‧tor /kənˈtræktə $ ˈkɑːntræktər/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable]  BBCa person or company that agrees to do work or provide goods for another company a roofing contractor
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contractorThe plans would allow contractors to compete for much more of the work than they can at present.Happy to co-ordinate with interior designers, architects and contractors.a building contractorWe will provide improved scope for contractors to carry mail to final delivery offices.Neither wants to accept responsibility for the repairs needed since the previous contractor went into liquidation.Private contractors take over from them next month, and have said they won't take on Tony and George Sabin.That of the contractor is to ensure a profit in doing so.It is possible that the contractors will also be occupiers.The contractor may subcontract out much of the work, but the contractor is where the buck stops in terms of responsibility.
From Longman Business Dictionarycontractorcon‧trac‧tor /kənˈtræktəˈkɑːntræktər/ noun [countable] COMMERCEa person or company that makes an agreement to do work or provide goods in large amounts for another companyThe company has no plans to expand the use of contractors in place of its own staff.a roofing contractor approved contractor building contractor defence contractor general contractor haulage contractor prime contractor
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