traveling salesman

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trav·el·ing salesman

(trăv′ə-lĭng, trăv′lĭng)
A man who travels in a given territory to solicit business orders or sell merchandise.
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trav′eling sales′man

a representative of a business firm who travels in an assigned territory soliciting orders for the company.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traveling salesman - a salesman who travels to call on customerstraveling 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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References in classic literature ?
In Cowley & Son's store a Jewish traveling salesman stood by the counter talk- ing to his father.
The musical tells the story of a young man, William Bloom, whose father Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman from a small Alabama town, is dying.
And of all these things --the sun that falls through the trees, the fatigued cars, the woman pushing a stroller-- the traveling salesman goes door to door, offering a springtime in miniature.
Buddy, a traveling salesman, is having an affair with a girl on the road while Sally is still as much in love with Ben as she was years ago, and Ben is so self-absorbed that Phyllis feels emotionally abandoned.
A second plot involves a traveling salesman named WikstrE[micro]m (Sakari Kuosmanen), who finds his life beginning to fall apart around him after his wife leaves, and he's left with nothing but his possessions in a garage.
Among specific topics are multi-objective traveling salesman and transportation problems with environmental aspects, selecting multi-criteria green vehicle routing problems, optimal process parameters for multiple characteristics with several objectives, an integer programming solution to the folding carton printing plate layout problem, and coordinating supply chains with fairness concerns using option contracts.
Abu Qudeiri [4] solved The Traveling Salesman Problem for two different arrival and departure points with constraints for tool collision.
The traveling salesman problem (TSP) is one of the most famous benchmarks, significant, historic, and very hard combinatorial optimization problem.
Lawler, The Traveling Salesman Problem: A Guided Tour of Combinatorial Optimization, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 1985.
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.
Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food.
Born in Poland in 1910, Lowe went from dirt-poor but savvy New York teen to hardworking traveling salesman in the Depression-era Deep South to hugely successful game developer; in addition to Yahtzee and bingo, he was the man behind many magnetized board gamesthe ancestors of the ones our kids play in the car.