Developer
Developer De*vel"op*er, n. 1. One who, or that which, develops. [1913 Webster]

2. (Photog.) A chemical bath or reagent used in developing photographs.

Note: By the action of the developer, the latent image on a photographic plate or film, not perceptible to the eye after exposure in the camera, is developed and becomes visible. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. (Dyeing) A reagent used to produce an ingrain color by its action upon some substance on the fiber. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. a corporation or individual who finances or organizes a real estate development[5]. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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