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reader

An academic rank in the UK and certain Commonwealth (Australia, New Zealand) universities, which is hierarchically above senior lecturer and awarded to someone with a distinguished international reputation for original research and a track record for teaching excellence and service to the university. Readers are equivalent to professors in the US.

reader

Academic medicine An academician in the UK who is an expert in a specific area of medicine. See Lecturer Informatics A device that can access data from a machine-readable storage source–eg, a device that reads magnetic stripe cards. See OCR reader, Scanner.