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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.
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Identiv's smart card readers include a broad range of contact, contactless, and mobile smart card reader and terminal technology, digital identity and transaction platforms, and solutions that integrate physical and logical access control.
To participate in the latest Quick Poll, visit obgmanagement.com 100 readers (19.6%) '51 readers (10%) 44 readers (8.6%) 19 readers (3.7%) 3 readers (0.6%) 293 readers (57.5%) Examining the Note: Table made from pie chart.
For Google Reader power users, nothing is more important than the mountain of data they've generated by using Reader for years.
The growth of the Internet as a source of daily news has perhaps pushed the "citizen journalist" concept in front of daily newspaper publishers, as their readers now have an even greater variety of ways to procure local news and gauge local opinion.
Carus's wife Marianne became his partner in assembling the readers. They disregarded the controlled vocabulary that was a staple of the look-say readers.
Consultant Steve Sahlein almost started a brawl at a newsletter conference editors' session when he suggested that the job of an editor was to figure out what the readers of a newsletter wanted and give it to them rather than some "higher calling" determining what the readers "should know." I totally agree.
What is it that prompts the casual reader to choose one or another article for either immediate or later reading?
Banks, author of the Vampire Huntress Legend series, says it's the whole mystique of immortality that keeps the vampire genre so fresh, attracting new readers while keeping longtime fans hanging on for more.
The reader is informed that the book results from a number of papers presented at a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute.
"We want to inspire our readers with down-to-earth projects to enhance their property and ideas to help them take full advantage of their rich rural lifestyle," says Dan Crummett, Rural Life Exec Editor.
Through her fiction, Butler exhorted readers to act rather than be acted upon, to cede power only to leaders wisely chosen, and to examine the origins of our ideas, so that we might not simply "think what we are told that we think."