Operator meaning

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The definition of an operator is someone who controls a machine, or the manager or owner of a business.

An example of an operator is a person who controls a telephone switchboard.

An example of an operator is someone who controls a crane at a loading dock.

An example of an operator is a person who runs a pest control business.

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(computing) The administrator of a channel or network on IRC.
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A chromosomal segment of DNA that regulates the activity of the structural genes of an operon by interacting with a specific repressor.
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Chinese whispers.
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An operator is defined as someone who is shrewd or manages difficulties easily.

An example of an operator is a person who is an aggressive stock trader.

An example of an operator is a man who can get a woman's phone number at a bar.

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A person who operates.
  • A person who effects something; agent.
  • A person whose work is operating a machine; specif., a person who operates a telephone switchboard.
    A telephone operator.
  • A person engaged in financial, commercial, or industrial operations; owner or manager of a mine, railroad, factory, etc.
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(linguistics) A kind of expression that enters into an a-bar movement dependency and is said to bind a variable.

In the sentence "What did Bill say he wants to buy?", "what" is an operator, binding a phonetically empty variable.

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A member of a military Special Operations unit.
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A logical operator.
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A function, especially one from a set to itself, such as differentiation of a differentiable function or rotation of a vector.
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Any symbol or term conventionally indicating that a certain process, substitution, etc. is to be carried out.
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A chromosomal segment of DNA that regulates the activity of the structural genes of an operon by interacting with a specific repressor.
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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.
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A logical operator.
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(1) An organization that provides communications services. See network operator.
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Someone who operates something, such as a machine. A telephone operator, for example, originally operated a switchboard, which at one time was thought to be a highly complex machine. A contemporary operator mans a PBX console or perhaps a complex traffic service position system (TSPS) console.
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A mathematical symbol or term that performs or describes an operation or process. Examples include multiplication, addition, and subtraction signs.
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One who operates.
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(mathematics) A function or other mapping that carries variables defined on a domain into another variable or set of variables in a defined range.
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(informal) A person who is adept at making deals or getting results, especially one who uses questionable methods.
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A clever, persuasive person who generally manages to achieve his or her ends.
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A segment of chromosomal DNA that regulates the activity of the structural genes of an operon by interacting with a specific repressor.
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A telecommunications facilitator whose job is to establish temporary network connections.
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