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provider

[pruh-vahy-der] /prəˈvaɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that provides.
2.
a person who supports a family or another person.
Origin of provider
1515-1525
1515-25; provide + -er1
Related forms
nonprovider, noun
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n.

1520s, agent noun from provide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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provider in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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