What does operator mean?

Definitions for operatorˈɒp əˌreɪ tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word operator.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operator(noun)

    (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation

  2. operator, manipulator(noun)

    an agent that operates some apparatus or machine

    "the operator of the switchboard"

  3. operator(noun)

    someone who owns or operates a business

    "who is the operator of this franchise?"

  4. hustler, wheeler dealer, operator(noun)

    a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties

  5. operator(noun)

    a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets

GCIDE

  1. Operator(n.)

    A person who operates a telephone switchboard.

  2. Operator(n.)

    A person who schemes and maneuvers adroitly or deviously to achieve his/her purposes.

  3. Origin: [L.]

Wiktionary

  1. operator(Noun)

    One who operates.

  2. operator(Noun)

    A telecommunications facilitator whose job is to establish temporary network connections.

  3. operator(Noun)

    A function or other mapping that carries variables defined on a domain into another variable or set of variables in a defined range.

  4. operator(Noun)

    Another name for Chinese whispers.

  5. operator(Noun)

    A person who is adept at making deals or getting results, especially one who uses questionable methods.

  6. operator(Noun)

    A member of a military Special Operations unit.

  7. operator(Noun)

    The administrator of a channel or network on IRC.

Freebase

  1. Operator

    In basic mathematics, an operator is a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation. In terms of vector spaces, an operator is a mapping from one vector space or module to another. Operators are of critical importance to both linear algebra and functional analysis, and they find application in many other fields of pure and applied mathematics. For example, in classical mechanics, the derivative is used ubiquitously, and in quantum mechanics, observables are represented by linear operators. Important properties that various operators may exhibit include linearity, continuity, and boundedness.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'operator' in Nouns Frequency: #1380

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of operator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of operator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tony Abbott:

    He is a very tough and competent political operator, he's also a very decent human being.

  2. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Does the little boy pulling the red 'Radio Wagon' require any category of amateur radio operator's license?

  3. Richard Hanson:

    There's basically going to be two options, you either participate in a community-based organization or you have to follow the rules as if you are commercial operator.

  4. Mark Routt:

    It's the human element, when you have an operator and his family needs to be evacuated, the plant may be in good shape, but what is the operator going to do? Humans have to operate the plant, too.

  5. Michael Huerta:

    I can't say what is going to be in it but broadly speaking, what we are looking at are all the questions relating to how we certify the aircraft and what are the qualifications of the operator as well as what uses they can be put to.

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Translations for operator

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • telefonist, operatør, operator, telefonistindeDanish
  • Vermittlung, Telefonistin, Rechenzeichen, Betreiber, Operator, TelefonistGerman
  • διαχειριστής, τελεστής, τηλεφωνητής, διαχειρίστρια, χειριστής, τηλεφωνήτριαGreek
  • keskuksenhoitaja, vaihteenhoitaja, toimija, operaattoriFinnish
  • opérateur, téléphonisteFrench
  • מפעיל, מרכזיהHebrew
  • műveleti jelHungarian
  • virkiIcelandic
  • operatoreItalian
  • 演算子, 交換手, 作用素, オペレーター, 操作者Japanese
  • bedienerDutch
  • operatorPolish
  • operador, telefonistaPortuguese
  • operator, telefonistă, operatoareRomanian
  • оператор, телефонист, телефонисткаRussian
  • operater, оператер, djelatelj, operatorSerbo-Croatian
  • telefonist, telebolag, operatör, kirurgSwedish

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