What does operator mean?

Definitions for operator
ˈɒp əˌreɪ tərop·er·a·tor

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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.

    Etymology: [L.]

  2. Operator(n.)

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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of operator in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Dommermuth:

    Now we want to lay the foundation, as a fourth mobile network operator, to contribute to Germany becoming a leading 5G market.

  2. Kyle Plush:

    Kyle Plush parents do it how Kyle Plush parents did it in the old days, write it down on an index card and the card is handed to someone somehow sending the person dispatching on that channel, he said. Plush suffocated after he became trapped under the third-row seat that flipped and pinned him while he was trying to reach his tennis equipment. The teenager told 911 operators where he was located, but authorities were not able to find him. A deputy sent to the scene soon after called in to report that he could n’t find anyone trapped in a van, and questioned if the call had been a prank. 911 DISPATCHER WHO ANSWERED CALL FROM BOY CRUSHED BY MINIVAN SEAT COMPLAINED ABOUT JOB DAYS BEFORE INCIDENT Police said Amber Smith, the 911 operator who answered Plush’s second call, failed to relay information to the additional officers who were at the scene. During the call, Plush explained to Smith the call was not a joke. I am trapped inside my gold Honda Odyssey van in the parking lot of the Seven Hills... Send officers immediately, Plush pleaded. I ’m almost dead.

  3. Alido Di Diovanni:

    You can have 360 (degree) video streams all round the world, operators can send feeds, for instance, from sporting events, from museums, restaurants, and so forth, users could connect to those VR streams and as they connect to them they can engage users within that space, and they can engage users who maybe don't have to have off-the-shelf phones. So a user may have got a phone from an operator that supports standard based video calling. You'd see a user net VR space and you'd be able to click on them and actually initiate a video call with that user overlaid on a 360 stream.

  4. Howard Chase:

    If you're an industrial operator, the scheme is the scheme is the scheme. We should not be interfering with it in the current trading period.

  5. Yohanan Plesner:

    . ( AP Photo/Oded Balilty) With seeming boundless energy, the 70-year-old Netanyahu has taken to the airwaves and hit the campaign trail, presenting himself to adoring audiences as a global statesman uniquely qualified to lead the country through its many complicated challenges. In recent weeks, he jetted from the White House to Moscow to bring home a young Israeli woman jailed there on drug charges, and flew to Uganda for a meeting with a leader of Sudan, a longtime enemy country. We have turned Israel into a world power, a leader in cyber technology, natural gas, water, agriculture, technology, intelligence, Netanyahu boasted at a recent campaign stop. He claims credit for a strong economy and boasts of his close relationships with world leaders, first and foremost President Donald Trump, while deriding opponent Benny Gantz as a lightweight. In a message that has drawn accusations of racism, he also accuses Gantz of plotting with Arab lawmakers to oust him. In recent days, Netanyahu and his Netanyahus Likud surrogates spread unfounded allegations claiming his opponent is corrupt, unstable and susceptible to blackmail by Iran. Benny Gantz, CITES TWO ADVISERS WHO LIKENED President Donald Trump TO HITLER Being prime minister of Israel is a complicated thing, full of pressures 24 hours a day, Netanyahu added. I dont think Benny Gantz can handle it. Benny Gantz, a former military chief of staff, has focused Benny Gantz campaign on Netanyahus character, saying a man accused of serious crimes is unfit to lead. Benny Gantz has painted Netanyahu as an out-of-touch egomaniac obsessed with remaining in power and escaping justice, while portraying Benny Gantz as a moderate alternative to the polarizing prime minister. Netanyahu, look me in the eye. Because of your obsession with evading trial, youre lying, attacking, dividing, mudslinging, spreading malicious rumors and inciting. Netanyahu, youre poisoning Israel, Gantz said last week. Netanyahu, youve lost it, and youre unworthy of being prime minister for even a single day longer. Weekend polls, the last to be published before the vote, showed Gantzs Blue and White and Netanyahus Likud party in a tight race, though Gantzs party has shown some small signs of slippage over the past week. Even so, the polls forecast both parties and their smaller partners will again fall short of securing the 61-seat majority in parliament required to form a government. The easiest way out of the deadlock would be a unity government between the two parties, which together are expected to control a solid majority in the 120-seat parliament. But Benny Gantz says Benny Gantz will only form a partnership with Netanyahus Likud if Netanyahu steps down. Netanyahu says he must remain prime minister in any unity deal. The deadlock raised the possibility of a fourth election in quick succession. Turnout of key voting groups could end up deciding the race. Weather may play a role, along with fears of the new corona virus which so far has been kept largely in check. Israel set up some 15 stations to allow voting by the hundreds of Israelis who are in home-quarantine after possible exposure to the virus. The biggest obstacle may be voter fatigue. People are fed up. They think were doomed to another gridlock, so whats the point of voting ? said Guy Ben-Porat, chairman of the department of politics and government at Israels Ben-Gurion University. I think this is the decisive factor in turnout, but I cant tell on which side it will work more. Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in a series of scandals in which he is accused of accepting lavish gifts from wealthy friends or exchanging favors with powerful media moguls. With his trial set to start March 17, he is desperate to remain in office. As prime minister, Netanyahu can use his position to rally public support and lash out at what he claims is a vast conspiracy by police, overzealous prosecutors and a hostile media to oust him. Israeli law allows a prime minister to remain in office even if charged with a crime, while requiring other public officials to resign once indicted. While another stalemate seems to be likely, the election could still deliver surprises. Late last week, the Justice Ministry said it would open an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing by a start-up security firm that Benny Gantz chaired after leaving the military. The late-hour announcement was blasted by Gantzs supporters as politically motivated, but its not clear if its had an impact on voters. The firm, which later went out of business, is believed to have won a lucrative police contract without going through a bidding process. Benny Gantz was not named as a suspect. If Netanyahu and his allies can somehow muster a majority, it would give him a new lifeline along with hopes of passing legislation to protect him from prosecution. Gantzs road to victory is even trickier. Cobbling together a coalition would likely rely on outside support from Arab-majority parties a politically unpopular choice that Benny Gantz has ruled out. It also would likely require the support of Avigdor Lieberman, a former Netanyahu ally. Avigdor Lieberman, a wily political operator who has long caused headaches for Netanyahu, has refused to commit to either candidate. But Avigdor Lieberman also has said Avigdor Lieberman will not allow a fourth consecutive election, raising speculation Avigdor Lieberman will ultimately side with Benny Gantz. Yohanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute, Israel Democracy Institute, said that if the polls are accurate, the country could face many more months of gridlock unless someone compromises. 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  • telefonist, operatør, operator, telefonistindeDanish
  • Vermittlung, Telefonistin, Rechenzeichen, Betreiber, Operator, TelefonistGerman
  • διαχειριστής, τελεστής, τηλεφωνητής, διαχειρίστρια, χειριστής, τηλεφωνήτριαGreek
  • operadorSpanish
  • keskuksenhoitaja, vaihteenhoitaja, toimija, operaattoriFinnish
  • opérateur, téléphonisteFrench
  • מפעיל, מרכזיהHebrew
  • ऑपरेटरHindi
  • 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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