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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who wields power and influence in a sphere of activity: "the importance of hanging out with the movers and shakers of the art world” ( Richard Colvin).

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  • n. someone who has power and influence in some field or activity.
  • n. The people in an organization who are most responsible for getting things done.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who wields power and influence

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