NOUN | relation | operator | (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation |
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person | operator, manipulator | an agent that operates some apparatus or machine | |

person | operator | someone who owns or operates a business | |

person | operator, hustler, wheeler dealer | a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties | |

person | operator | a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets |

Sounds | aa'perey.ter | |
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Rhymes | abductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter... |

Meaning | (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation. | |
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Category | mathematics, math, maths | A science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement |

Narrower | identity, identity element, identity operator | An operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates |

linear operator | An operator that obeys the distributive law | |

Broader | function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping | (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) |

Spanish | operador | |

Catalan | operador matemàtic, operador |

Meaning | someone who owns or operates a business. | |
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Example | "who is the operator of this franchise?" | |

Narrower | supermarketer, supermarketeer | An operator of a supermarket |

Broader | businessman, man of affairs | A person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive) |

Verbs | operate | direct or control |

Meaning | A shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties. | |
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Synonyms | hustler, wheeler dealer | |

Narrower | wire-puller | One who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls ... / pulls wires or strings) for his own ends |

Broader | opportunist, self-seeker | A person who places expediency above principle |

Usage of | colloquialism | A colloquial expression |

Meaning | A speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets. | |
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Broader | speculator, plunger | someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains |

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