Definition of troubleshooter
1 : a skilled worker employed to locate trouble and make repairs in machinery and technical equipment
2 : an expert in resolving diplomatic or political disputes : a mediator of disputes that are at an impasse
3 : a person skilled at solving or anticipating problems or difficulties
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According to Mehta, the IITs are known for nurturing not engineers but entrepreneurs, technocrats and troubleshooters.
SMUD troubleshooters in Pocket area determining outage cause and working to restore as quickly and safely as possible.
Note, too, how liberal Democrat Jamie Gorelick, deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton, is Kushner’s legal troubleshooter.
On a support page, Microsoft offers a troubleshooter file for download that prevents drivers or updates from being automatically installed.
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TROUBLESHOOTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of troubleshooter for English Language Learners
: a person who finds and fixes problems in machinery and technical equipment (such as computers)
: a person who tries to find solutions to problems or end disagreements
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