# operator

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## op·er·a·tor

(ŏp′ə-rā′tər)
n.
1.
a. One who operates a machine or device: the operator of a forklift.
b. The owner or manager of a business.
c. A military person who executes a special operation.
d. Informal A person who is adept at accomplishing goals through shrewd or unscrupulous maneuvers.
2. Mathematics A function, especially one from a set to itself, such as differentiation of a differentiable function or rotation of a vector.
3. A logical operator.
4. Genetics A chromosomal segment of DNA that regulates the activity of the structural genes of an operon by interacting with a specific repressor.

## operator

(ˈɒpəˌreɪtə)
n
1. a person who operates a machine, instrument, etc, esp, a person who makes connections on a telephone switchboard or at an exchange
2. a person who owns or operates an industrial or commercial establishment
3. (Stock Exchange) a speculator, esp one who operates on currency or stock markets
4. informal a person who manipulates affairs and other people
5. (Mathematics) maths any symbol, term, letter, etc, used to indicate or express a specific operation or process, such as Δ (the differential operator)

## op•er•a•tor

(ˈɒp əˌreɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who operates a machine, apparatus, or the like.
2. a person who operates a telephone switchboard.
3. a person who manages an industrial establishment.
4. a person who trades in securities, esp. speculatively or on a large scale.
5. a person who performs a surgical operation; a surgeon.
6.
a. a symbol for expressing a mathematical or logical operation.
b. a function, esp. one transforming a function, set, etc., into another.
7. a person who accomplishes his or her purposes by cleverness.
8. a segment of DNA that interacts with a regulatory molecule, preventing transcription of the adjacent region.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 operator - (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operationmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementfunction, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function, map - (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)linear operator - an operator that obeys the distributive law: A(f+g) = Af + Ag (where f and g are functions)identity element, identity operator, identity - an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates; "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1" 2 operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"manipulatorcausal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or resultscompany operator - an operator who works for a companydriver - the operator of a motor vehicleelevator operator - an operator of an elevatorengine driver, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engineer - the operator of a railway locomotivehoister - an operator of a hoistjockey - an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus; "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"motorman - the operator of streetcarradio operator - someone who operates a radio transmitterswitchman - a man who operates railroad switchestelegraph operator, telegrapher, telegraphist - someone who transmits messages by telegraphswitchboard operator, telephone operator, telephonist - someone who helps callers get the person they are calling 3 operator - someone who owns or operates a business; "who is the operator of this franchise?"businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)supermarketeer, supermarketer - an operator of a supermarket 4 operator - a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficultiescolloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speechopportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principlewire-puller - one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends 5 operator - a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity marketsplunger, speculator - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains

## operator

noun
1. worker, hand, driver, mechanic, operative, conductor, technician, handler, skilled employee He first of all worked as a machine operator.
2. the country's largest cable TV operator
3. (Informal) one of the shrewdest political operators in the Arab world

## operator

noun
1. A person who operates a motor vehicle:
2. One who speculates for quick profits:
Translations
عاملعامِل الهاتِفمُشَغِّل الآلَه
operátor
operatør=-føreromstillingsdameoperator
keskuksenhoitajakeskusoperaattoritoimijavaihteenhoitaja
opérateuropérateur de télécommunicationtéléphoniste
operateroperator
telefonos
starfsmaîur á skiptiborîivélamaîurvirki
オペレーター
운전자
obsluhujúci pracovník
operatertelefonist
telefonist
พนักงานต่อโทรศัพท์
người điều khiển

## operator

[ˈɒpəreɪtəʳ] N
1. [of machine etc] → operario/a m/f; (= machinist) → (Cine) → operador(a) m/f (Telec) →
2. (fig) a smooth operator (in business) → ; (in love) →
he's a very clever operator

## operator

[ˈɒpəreɪtər] n
[machine] → opérateur/trice m/f
opérateur/trice m/f
He dialled the operator → Il appela l'opératrice.
(= company) →
the nation's largest cable TV operator →

## operator

n
(Telec) → f; a call through the operatorein handvermitteltes Gespräch
(of machinery)(Maschinen)arbeiter(in) m(f); (of vehicle, lift)Führer(in) m(f); (of electrical equipment)Bediener(in) m(f); (of computer etc)Operator(in) m(f); lathe etc operatorArbeiter(in) m(f)an der Drehbank etc
(= private company)Unternehmen nt; (= company owner)Unternehmer(in) m(f); (Fin) → (Börsen)makler(in) m(f); (= tour operator)Veranstalter(in) m(f)
(inf) m (inf); (= criminal)Gauner(in) m(f); to be a smooth/clever operator

## operator

[ˈɒpəˌreɪtəʳ] n (of machine) → operatore/trice (Telec) →
tour operator →
a smooth operator (fam) → uno/a che ci sa fare

## operate

(ˈopəreit) verb
1. to act or work. The sewing-machine isn't operating properly.
2. to do or perform a surgical operation. The surgeon operated on her for appendicitis.
ˌopeˈration noun
1. an action or process, especially when planned. a rescue operation.
2. the process of working. Our plan is now in operation.
3. the act of surgically cutting a part of the body in order to cure disease. an operation for appendicitis.
4. (often in plural) the movement, fighting etc of armies. The general was in command of operations in the north.
ˌopeˈrational adjective
in good working order.
ˈoperative (-rətiv) , ((American) -reitiv) adjective
in action, having effect. Many old laws are still operative.
ˈoperator noun
1. a person who works a machine. a lift operator.
2. a person who connects telephone calls. Ask the operator to connect you to that number.
ˈoperating room noun
(sometimes theatre) the room in a hospital in which operations are performed.

## operator

operátor operatør keskus operater オペレーター 운전자 telefonist พนักงานต่อโทรศัพท์ người điều khiển
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