com·mu·ni·cat·or | \kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tər \

Definition of communicator 

: one that communicates something Nor was Stroheim alone during the twenties in exploring the possibilities of the camera as communicator rather than manipulator.— James Monaco especially : a person who conveys information or knowledge to others A true leader needs to be a good communicator. Bluetooth is named for a 10th-century Danish king, Harald Bluetooth, a great communicator who united warring factions. — Jessie Milligan She tells me I'm a poor communicator, that I give out ambivalent signals. — Blake Morrison A patient representative is a listener, a communicator, and a catalyst for change from within the system. — Barbara M. Swanson

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Koko was a great communicator, a student of the world and an extraordinary teacher. Dahleen Glanton,, "Death of Koko, the signing gorilla, reminds us what it means to be an exceptional human being," 26 June 2018 President Reagan, in many ways such a fine communicator, said nothing — not one public word — during the first four years of the gravest public health crisis America had faced since polio. Kevin Riordan,, "A half-century struggle paved the way from Woodbury Heights to Philly's LGBTQ Pride parade," 18 June 2018 Summer camp has also been found to teach kids how to be more resilient, more confident and better communicators. Mónica Marie Zorilla,, "45 affordable summer camps for kids," 5 June 2018 Liv Boeree is a science communicator and TV host specializing in astrophysics, rationality, and poker. Liv Boeree, Vox, "Why haven’t we found aliens yet?," 3 July 2018 Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Science Neuroscientist and public science communicator Anil Seth uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about neuroscience. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks a Mystery of Human Speech," 28 June 2018 Several notable vegans will speak at the event, including Playboy model Jayde Nicole, blogger Whitney Lauritsen, and animal communicator Sarah Lea. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Even the Entertainment is Vegan at This New DTLA Food Fest," 14 June 2018 Scent is a powerful communicator—too much or too little can put you in the danger [of alienation] zone. Brennan Kilbane, GQ, "The 4 Best Lightweight Colognes That Won't Overpower Your Coworkers," 10 May 2018 Hawking conducted groundbreaking research into black holes and the origins of the universe, and gained global fame as a popularizer and communicator of science. NBC News, "Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey," 15 June 2018

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1550, in the meaning defined above

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