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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

How to pronounce operator?

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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. Taras Wankewycz:

    What we have done here is gone beyond the fixed sensor, we now have a sensor that can come out of its enclosure and move, so it's a flying sensor that goes back to its enclosure and provides the data back to its operator, it gives you much more information, also live feed on a situation which you would like to respond to as quickly as possible.

  2. Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis:

    There was a demand by the lenders to privatise (ADMIE), our counter proposal is to set up a separate (entity) from PPC grid operator, one that is state-controlled.

  3. Rick Todd:

    It’s such a crisis with the shortage of truck drivers – you can ask any business person, any fleet operator, any private business that has their own fleet one of their biggest problems is workforce, in particularly truck drivers.

  4. Darren Huston:

    I’m a hands-on operator, and I have a background in software. Right outside my door, they are building the site. There’s not a semicolon on any of our sites that isn’t A/B tested. ~ Darren Huston

  5. Transportation Stephanie Pollack:

    Operator error is the current focus of the investigation.

Images & Illustrations of operator

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Translations for operator

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  • المشغل أو العاملArabic
  • 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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