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Meaning of “speculator” in the English Dictionary

"speculator" in British English

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(Definition of speculator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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speculatornoun [C]

 us   /ˈspek·jəˌleɪ·t̬ər/
a ​person who ​buys or does something in ​order to make a ​profit in the ​future: a ​realestate speculator
(Definition of speculator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"speculator" in Business English

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speculatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈspekjʊleɪtər/  us   // FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a ​person who ​buysgoods, ​property, ​money, etc. in the hope of ​selling them at a ​profit: acurrency/​land/​market speculator We should not ​bail out ​lenders, realestate speculators, or those who made the ​reckless decision to ​buy a ​home they knew they could never ​afford.
(Definition of speculator from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “speculator”
in Chinese (Simplified) 投机商,投机者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 投機商,投機者…
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