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contractor

(kŏn′trăk′tər, kən-trăk′-)
n.
1. One that agrees to furnish materials or perform services at a specified price, especially for construction work.
2. Something, especially a muscle, that contracts.

contractor

A UK term for a member of staff or external worker who provides NHS services, but is not directly employed by an NHS Trust.

contractor

the role adopted by a veterinarian who employs others, especially technicians, to carry out specific tasks, e.g. mulesing of sheep, without being financially liable for the quality of their work.
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Of concern to contractors, there are no industry representatives serving on the panel.
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