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travelling salesman

n
(Professions) a salesman who travels within an assigned territory in order to sell merchandise or to solicit orders for the commercial enterprise he represents by direct personal contact with customers and potential customers. Also called: commercial traveller or traveller
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.travelling salesman - a salesman who travels to call on customerstravelling salesman - a salesman who travels to call on customers
salesman - a man salesperson
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
tallyman - one who sells goods on the installment plan
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travelling salesman

traveling salesman (Am) ncommesso viaggiatore
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This problem is quite similar to the well-known Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem (MTSP) [1013], a generalization of the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) [14-16], that can be stated as follows: given n nodes (targets) and m salesmen (agents), the MTSP consists of finding m closed tours (paths start and end at the starting point of the agents), such that each target is visited only once and by only one agent and the total cost of visiting all nodes is minimal.
With expense accounts and automobiles, traveling salesmen were experts on restaurants.
[11] have developed a 2-approximation algorithm for multiple traveling salesmen problem.
His presentation explores how thousands of traveling salesmen in the 1800s brought goods from around the world to the homes of farm families as part of the growing consumer revolution.