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One engaged in business.
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n, pl -people or -persons
(Professions) a person engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive
Usage: The gender-neutral form of businessman and businesswoman is businessperson, but it does not appear to be very widely used. The plural business people is quite widely used, and if you wish to avoid being gender-specific, you could try recasting your sentence to use the plural
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busi•ness•per•son(ˈbɪz nɪsˌpɜr sən)
a person regularly employed in business.
usage: See -person.
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|Noun||1.||businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise|
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
account executive, account representative, customer's broker, customer's man, registered representative - someone in charge of a client's account for an advertising agency or brokerage or other service business
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
businesswoman - a female businessperson
exporter - a businessperson who transports goods abroad (for sale)
importer - someone whose business involves importing goods from outside (especially from a foreign country)
shipper - someone who ships goods
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