- a symbol for expressing a mathematical operation.
- a function, especially one transforming a function, set, etc., into another: a differential operator.
- a person who accomplishes goals or purposes by devious means; faker; fraud.
- a person who is adroit at overcoming, avoiding, or evading difficulties, regulations, or restrictions.
- a person who is extremely successful with or smoothly persuasive to potential sexual or romantic partners.
Origin of operator
OTHER WORDS FROM operatorpre·op·er·a·tor, nounself-op·er·a·tor, noun
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How to use operator in a sentence
I later went to New York for three years to train nuclear operators in Saratoga Springs.Pepco employee talks diversity, inclusion, and COVID|Staff reports|August 28, 2020|Washington Blade
The plaintiffs in the new cases are essentially arguing that streaming services have more in common with cable TV operators than they do with the Internet.Streaming fees could rise 5% as cities sue to impose a ‘Netflix tax’|Jeff|August 19, 2020|Fortune
It turned out that not all service operators had made the effort to tell users in advance.How India became the world’s leader in internet shutdowns|Katie McLean|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
That task falls to professional operators, experts in an individual telescope’s complex operations who still work in control rooms located on observatory mountaintops.
An operator answering the phone referred the Blade to the direct number of the department’s Chief of Police, Andrew Block.Brian Sims accused of threatening fellow Pa. lawmaker|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|August 9, 2020|Washington Blade
Just because two pieces of malware share a common ancestry, it obviously does not mean they share a common operator.
Wright approved one of the wells after the operator agreed to bring it into compliance, according to the letter.
Teague replied: “I have to allow an operator or plugger a way to appeal when he believes our requirements are unreasonable.”
In 1881, along came Bailey, operator of another circus, and two circuses joined to give rise to the first three-ring spectacle.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had a steady job as a machine operator, and owned his own home.
It was round, with a small, rectangular projection for the operator's controls and calculator.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
Again it was empty except for the operator, a tow-headed kid with a Racing Form tucked in a side pocket.
The operator who was speculating in a small way himself smiled when he read the telegram.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
And as if in answer to their thoughts, the operator straightened, with a little gesture of hopelessness.
At last the wire opened again, and the operator went once more to his desk.