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operator


op·er·a·tor  (p-rtr)
n.
1. One who operates a machine or device: a switchboard operator.
2. The owner or manager of a business or an industrial enterprise.
3. One who deals aggressively in stocks or commodities.
4. Informal A person who is adept at accomplishing goals through shrewd or unscrupulous maneuvers.
5. Mathematics A function, especially one from a set to itself, such as differentiation of a differentiable function or rotation of a vector.
6. A logical operator.
7. 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. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / 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)

operator  (p-rtr)
1. Mathematics A function, especially one from a set to itself, such as differentiation of a differentiable function or rotation of a vector. In quantum mechanics, measurable quantities of a physical system, such as position and momentum, are related to unique operators applied to the wave equation describing the system.
2. A logical operator.
3. Genetics A segment of chromosomal DNA that regulates the activity of the structural genes of an operon by interacting with a specific repressor.


operator  /pretr/  n. 1 a person who operates equipment: The operator of a big truck must be careful not to injure others. 2 a person who handles telephone calls at a switchboard: I didnt know how to make an overseas call, so I asked an operator to help me. 3 infrml.fig. a person who gets what he or she wants through dishonest behavior: Hes an operator who gets women by pretending to be rich.

Thesaurus: operator 1 a driver 2 a switchboard operator, receptionist 3 a con man, swindler. operator

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