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A system operator.
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(ˈsɪsˌɒp) or


(Computer Science) computing a person who runs a system or network
[C20: sys(tem) + op(erator)]
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n. Informal.
a person who operates a computer bulletin board.
[1980–85; sys(tems)op(erator)]
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