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Definition: Supplier

Quick Summary of Supplier

Any vendor that provides a business with materials that it needs to operate.

What is the dictionary definition of Supplier?

Dictionary Definition

A person or organization that provides something needed such as a product or service.

  1. One who supplies; a provider.
  2. Someone who assists (sets up) a goal.

Examples of Supplier in a sentence

Most businesses are constantly comparing suppliers, looking for lower cost and higher quality.
Several restaurants in that town failed because there were no local suppliers who were efficient and reliable.

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Page URL
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Supplier. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. July 02, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Supplier. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: July 02, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Supplier. Retrieved July 02, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Supplier are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February, 2020 | 3 Views.