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Definitions of operator

  1. (mathematics) a symbol that represents a function from functions to functions; "the integral operator" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone who owns or operates a business; "who is the operator of this franchise?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One who performs some act upon the human body by means of the hand, or with instruments. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A dealer in stocks or any commodity for speculative purposes; a speculator. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The symbol that expresses the operation to be performed; - called also facient. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One who, or that which, works or acts; one who is employed in a telephone exchange to make connections between lines; one who runs a machine in a factory, etc.; a broker, or one who acts for others; as, a coal operator. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. He who or that which operates. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for operator

  1. The operator glanced professionally over the address and the length of the despatch. – The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. He proved to be the telegraph operator who had been a brave soldier in the late war. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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