Definition of Developer

1. Noun. Someone who develops real estate (especially someone who prepares a site for residential or commercial use).

Generic synonyms: Creator
Derivative terms: Develop

2. Noun. Photographic equipment consisting of a chemical solution for developing film.
Generic synonyms: Photographic Equipment
Specialized synonyms: Short-stop, Short-stop Bath, Stop Bath
Derivative terms: Develop

Definition of Developer

1. n. One who, or that which, develops.

2. n. One that develops

Definition of Developer

1. Noun. A person or entity engaged in the creation or improvement of certain classes of products. ¹

2. Noun. A real estate developer; a person or company who prepares a parcel of land for sale, or creates structures on that land. ¹

3. Noun. A film developer; a person who uses chemicals to create photographs from photograph negatives. ¹

4. Noun. A liquid used in the chemical processing of traditional photos. ¹

5. Noun. A software developer; a person or company who creates or modifies computer software. ¹

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Definition of Developer

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Developer

1. 1. One who, or that which, develops. 2. A reagent by the action of which the latent image upon a photographic plate, after exposure in the camera, or otherwise, is developed and visible. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Developer

developable surface
developed countries
developer (current term)
developer program
developing countries
developmental age
developmental anatomy
developmental biologies
developmental biology
developmental brain tumours
developmental delay

Literary usage of Developer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1889)
"The stainless nature of the developer adapts it admirably for the production of line work negatives on dry plates, for the development of lantern slides, ..."

2. Military Topography and Photography by Floyd D. Carlock (1916)
"When the development has proceeded to the proper point as explained, the negative is removed from the developer, rinsed off in a tray of pure water, ..."

3. The British Journal of Photographyby Liverpool Photographic Society by Liverpool Photographic Society (1874)
"E. DUNMORE'S ACID developer IN publishing a formula for which special qualities are claimed, however satisfactory the results may be to those accustomed to ..."

4. The American Annual of Photography (1907)
"JN spite of the "just-as-goods" which have come and gone on the photographic stage, Pyro as a developer for negatives still holds the boards. ..."

5. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1897)
"It is not a very rapid developer, the half-tones and shadows succeeding the ... When it is known that correct exposure has been given, the developer may be ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The introduction of this developer is cd to be of American origin; and it is known that in ar 1862 Major C. Russell used it with the dry plates ht uced. ..."

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