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mover

noun [C]     /ˈmuːvər/
STOCK MARKET a company whose shares go up or down in value during a particular period , often a particular day : Notable movers amongst the blue chips included three of the City's leading investment banks .big/major/market mover The biggest mover in the leading index was the German telecoms giant , up 5.3p to 149.9p.
a company or person that does something new or makes something happen : The company was an early mover into online gambling . He was portrayed as the main mover behind the dismissals .
US a company that transports furniture and other goods for companies or people when they go to a different place to work or live : The proposal does not address costs for hiring professional movers.
mover and shaker [usually plural] informal someone who has a lot of influence in a particular organization or group : Movers and shakers in the business world could play an important role in choosing both the Republican and Democratic nominees .
→ See also first mover, first-mover advantage, last-mover advantage, second-mover advantage
(Definition of mover noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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