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Definition 1: an agent that operates some apparatus or machine - [noun denoting person]

Samples where operator or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the operator of the switchboard

Synonyms for operator in the sense of this definition

(operator is a kind of ...) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

(... is a kind of operator ) someone who transmits messages by telegraph

(... is a kind of operator ) a man who operates railroad switches

(... is a kind of operator ) someone who operates a radio transmitter

(... is a kind of operator ) the operator of streetcar

(... is a kind of operator ) an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus

"he's a truck jockey" "a computer jockey" "a disc jockey"

(... is a kind of operator ) an operator of a hoist

(... is a kind of operator ) the operator of a railway locomotive

(... is a kind of operator ) an operator of an elevator

(... is a kind of operator ) the operator of a motor vehicle

(... is a kind of operator ) an operator who works for a company

(... is a kind of operator ) someone who helps callers get the person they are calling

Definition 2: someone who owns or operates a business - [noun denoting person]

Samples where operator or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • who is the operator of this franchise?

(operator is a kind of ...) a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

(... is a kind of operator ) an operator of a supermarket

Definition 3: a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for operator in the sense of this definition

(operator is a kind of ...) a person who places expediency above principle

(... is a kind of operator ) one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends

(operator is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets - [noun denoting person]

(operator is a kind of ...) someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains

Definition 5: (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation - [noun denoting linkdef]

(operator is a kind of ...) (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)

(... is a kind of operator ) an operator that obeys the distributive law: A(f+g) = Af + Ag (where f and g are functions)

(... is a kind of operator ) an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates

"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"

(operator belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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