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player

noun
     
Related topics: Music, Theatre, Sport
play‧er S2 W1 [countable]
1DS someone who takes part in a game or sport:
a basketball player
2 one of the important people, companies, countries etc that is involved in and influences a situation, especially one involving competition
a major/dominant/key etc player
a firm that is a dominant player on Wall Street
player in/on
a key player in world affairs
3

a CD/record/video etc player

a machine that is used to play CDs, videos etc
4APM someone who plays a musical instrument:
a guitar player
5 a man who has sexual relationships with many different women
6 old-fashionedAPT an actor

➔ key mover/player

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