noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. one that reads b. one appointed to read to others: as (1) lector (2) one chosen to read aloud selected material in a Christian Science church or society c. (1) proofreader (2) one who evaluates manuscripts (3) one who reads periodical literature to discover items of special interest or value d. an employee who reads and records the indications of meters e. a teacher's assistant who reads and marks student papers 2. British one who reads lectures or expounds subjects to students 3. a. a device for projecting a readable image of a transparency b. a unit that scans material recorded (as on punch cards) for storage or computation 4. a. a book for instruction and practice especially in reading b. anthology

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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