speculator

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Latin, a spy, explorer, investigator.

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speculator ‎(plural speculators)

  1. One who speculates; an observer; a contemplator.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. One who forms theories; a theorist.
    • Macaulay
      A speculator who had dared to affirm that the human soul is by nature mortal.
  3. (business, finance) One who speculates; as in investing, one who is willing to take volatile risks upon invested principle for the potential of substantial returns.

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