a person or thing that views.
a person who watches television, often a devotee of television or of a particular kind of television program: a weekly show aimed at teenage viewers.
any of various optical devices to facilitate viewing, especially one that is small and boxlike with a magnifying lens, and sometimes a light source, in which a photographic transparency may be viewed.
an eyepiece or viewfinder.
an official inspector of property, public works, or the like.

1375–1425; late Middle English; see view, -er1

nonviewer, noun
underviewer, noun Unabridged
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viewer (ˈvjuːə)
1.  a person who views something, esp television
2.  any optical device by means of which something is viewed, esp one used for viewing photographic transparencies
3.  law a person appointed by a court to inspect and report upon property, etc

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Computing Dictionary

viewer definition

A program to allow a file to be read (or played) but not changed. Viewers are often freely distributable, even when the editor application is not. This allows you to create files with the editor and make the viewer available to other users to view your files, e.g. on a website. Examples include the Word and Adobe Acrobat viewers.

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Example sentences
Place the plant in the container off-center and rotated forward at a slight
  angle to face the viewer.
The composition should naturally take a viewer's eyes to the focal point, but
  it is not the case with this photograph.
They now reach out and grab the viewer and create a psychological experience.
If there is a political subtext to these paintings, the viewer has to supply it.
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