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viewer (n.)

early 15c., "civic official responsible for surveying property," agent noun from view (v.). Meaning "watcher of television" first recorded 1935, in place of earlier suggestion looker-in (1927).

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Definitions of viewer from WordNet

viewer (n.)
a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind);
television viewers
Synonyms: spectator / witness / watcher / looker
viewer (n.)
an optical device for viewing photographic transparencies;
From wordnet.princeton.edu