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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The post had been making the rounds on Facebook when science communicator Ziya Tong first posted it on Twitter on Saturday. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "That adorable baby bear clip captures the dark side of wildlife videos," 6 Nov. 2018 Abrams is a very good communicator, can raise money, stay on message, and can campaign as well. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Stacey Abrams Has to Beat Donald Trump's Guy to Become America's First Black Woman Governor," 25 July 2018 Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. Miguel Claro,, "See the Moon in All Its Cratered, Groovy Glory (Photo)," 25 July 2018 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

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1550, in the meaning defined above

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