• WordNet 3.6
    • n viewer an optical device for viewing photographic transparencies
    • n viewer a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind) "the spectators applauded the performance","television viewers","sky watchers discovered a new star"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st live televised murder was in 1963, when Jack Ruby killed JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions of viewers watched.
    • Viewer (Law) A person appointed to inspect highways, fences, or the like, and to report upon the same.
    • Viewer One who views or examines.
    • Viewer The superintendent of a coal mine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viewer One who views, surveys, or examines.
    • n viewer Specifically— An official appointed to inspect or superintend something; an overseer; in coal-mining, the general manager, both above and below ground, of a coal-mine. This word, not at all in use in the United States, is almost obsolete in England, having become replaced by the terms mining-engineer and agent. The terms used in the United States are manager and superintendent.
    • n viewer One of a body of jurors who are appointed by a court to view or inspect the property in controversy or the place where a crime has been committed. In Scotland two persons called showers point out the subjects to be viewed.
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  • J. B. Priestley
    J. B. Priestley
    “Already we Viewers, when not viewing, have begun to whisper to one another that the more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.”


In literature:

But we could see through our viewers, and so could they.
"Dead World" by Jack Douglas
All was ready, only the head viewer hadn't arrived.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Teyr and her moon Luhin, both in quarter-phase from here, moved steadily apart in the viewers.
"Tulan" by Carroll Mather Capps
All the screens in the ship were switched to the forward viewer.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
He concentrated on the viewer, swinging its scan over to the swamp where he had driven that small herd.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
The viewers had awarded the government bounty without a quibble.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
Watkins, the viewer, is below.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
Their disguises had to protect them from casual viewers.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The deeper tone of the viewer sounded.
"Brink of Madness" by Walter J. Sheldon
She walked slowly over the hull to the cargo lock and, while she did, Jordan reeled in the telecom viewers.
"Accidental Flight" by Floyd L. Wallace

In poetry:

But order in the lofty firmament
Draws a viewers' thoughts less so,
Than doth Thine own law, Lord, to propriety
Turn the senses and lay waste desire.
"Song I" by Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski

In news:

Not only can viewers see a classic movie, "Arsenic and Old Lace," with Cary Grant , but it also co-stars one of Iowa's own.
Early ratings say viewers voted for NBC, CNN in big way on election night.
Prepared by our second Taste of the Valley Viewer Cook-Off Winner, Marcie Wenzel.
Any image the meteorologist creates on the computer will appear behind the meteorologist rather than the "green screen" for the television viewers.
Storm photos from Eyewitness News viewers.
Thanks to two Springs viewers who called in to the Call for Action hotline Tuesday, September 4th.
Something about the terms "PBS" and " dominatrix " doesn't always connect in television viewers' minds.
Earlier this week, I shared with viewers on-air about the upgrade to the aging Doppler weather radar located on a mountain top in Floyd county.
Weeknights on 40/29 News at 6 pm, Chief Meteorologist Drew Michaels will show a viewer photo we're proud to honor as "Drew's Digital Snapshot".
Even though she used to tackle French cuisine, she did so in a way that drew in viewers, fans and chefs alike.
The new movie leaves viewers with lots of questions.
Southern Colorado was hit with an extensive storm Tuesday night and KKTV viewers sent in the evidence.
A viewer used Report.t to send us this photo of hail on Tonkel Rd.
'SNL's' Fauxbama Draws 11 Million Viewers.
Heejun Han and Colton Dixon interview each other and viewers are left to wonder: is it getting hot in here.

In science:

Drawing requests made by the application or re-issued by the visualisation manager are always made to the current viewer.
The Geant4 Visualisation System - a multi-driver graphics system
OpenGL is shown as an example; in fact the system is capable of handling multiple scene handlers and viewers.
The Geant4 Visualisation System - a multi-driver graphics system
The latter can also be done interactively in the OpenGL Qt viewer.
The Geant4 Visualisation System - a multi-driver graphics system
As we have said, a user may draw to the current viewer at any time with C++ code written to the basic abstract interface (Section 3).
The Geant4 Visualisation System - a multi-driver graphics system
For example, to change the viewpoint one must issue a command, e.g., “/vis/viewer/set/viewpointThetaPhi 30 30 deg”.
The Geant4 Visualisation System - a multi-driver graphics system