Speculator

Spec"u*la`tor

(spk"*l`tr), n. [L., a spy, explorer, investigator: cf. F. spculateur.] One who speculates. Specifically: (a) An observer; a contemplator; hence, a spy; a watcher. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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(b) One who forms theories; a theorist.
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A speculator who had dared to affirm that the human soul is by nature mortal.
Macaulay.
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(c) (Com.) One who engages in speculation; one who buys and sells goods, land, etc., with the expectation of deriving profit from fluctuations in price.
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