AskDefine | Define developer

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who develops real estate (especially someone who prepares a site for residential or commercial use)
2 photographic equipment consisting of a chemical solution for developing film

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  • /dəˈvɛləpɚ/


  1. A person or entity engaged in the creation or improvement of certain classes of products.
  2. A real estate developer; a person or company who prepares a parcel of land for sale, or creates structures on that land.
  3. A film developer; a person who uses chemicals to create photographs from photograph negatives.
  4. A liquid used in the processing of traditional photos.
  5. A software developer; a person or company who creates or modifies computer software.



someone engaged product creation and improvement
real estate developer
film developer
liquid used in film processing
software programmer
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Extensive Definition

Developer can refer to:
  • A software developer, one who programs computers or designs the system to match the requirements of a systems analyst.
    • "Developers, Developers, Developers", a viral video of Steve Ballmer praising software developers.
  • A game developer, a person or business involved in game development, the process of designing and creating games.
  • A real-estate developer, one who builds on land or changes and enhances the use of an existing building for some new purpose or to better effect.
  • Photographic developer is a chemical, often a mixture of metol and hydroquinone, which converts the latent silver halide image in the exposed photograph material into reduced, opaque, black silver metal.
developer in German: Entwickler
developer in Japanese: デベロッパー
developer in Korean: 개발자
developer in Dutch: Ontwikkelaar
developer in Russian: Девелопер

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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