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[kuh-myoo-ni-key-ter] /kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ tər/
a person who communicates, especially one skilled at conveying information, ideas, or policy to the public.
a person in the business of communications, as television or magazine publishing.
Origin of communicator
1655-65; < Late Latin commūnicātor; see communicate, -tor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But he settled down with the communicator to make the attempt.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • Something that ain't human's talking at me on a communicator!

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • He located the communicator controls, and picked up the microphone.

    The Players Everett B. Cole
  • The communicator on the Gern officer's belt spoke with metallic authority.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • Then suddenly through the communicator came an unmistakable sound.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • He jerked off the communicator and threw it down the stairs behind him.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin and History for communicator

1660s, from Latin communicator, agent noun from communicare (see communication).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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