HyperDic: operator

English > 5 senses of the word operator:
NOUNrelationoperator(mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
person operator, manipulatoran agent that operates some apparatus or machine
person operatorsomeone who owns or operates a business
person operator, hustler, wheeler dealera shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties
person operatora speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets
operator > pronunciation
Soundsaa'perey.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > operator: 5 senses > noun 1, relation
Meaning(mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Narroweridentity, identity element, identity operatorAn operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
linear operatorAn operator that obeys the distributive law
Broaderfunction, 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)
Spanishoperador
Catalanoperador matemàtic, operador
English > operator: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn agent that operates some apparatus or machine.
Example"the operator of the switchboard"
Synonymmanipulator
Narrowercompany operatorAn operator who works for a company
driverThe operator of a motor vehicle
elevator operatorAn operator of an elevator
engineer, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engine driverThe operator of a railway locomotive
hoisterAn operator of a hoist
jockeyAn operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus
motormanThe operator of streetcar
radio operatorsomeone who operates a radio transmitter
switchmanA man who operates railroad switches
telegrapher, telegraphist, telegraph operatorsomeone who transmits messages by telegraph
telephone operator, telephonist, switchboard operatorsomeone who helps callers get the person they are calling
Broadercausal agent, cause, causal agencyAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
Spanishmanipulador, operadora, operador, operario
Catalanmanipulador, operador, operari
Verbsoperatehandle and cause to function
English > operator: 5 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who owns or operates a business.
Example"who is the operator of this franchise?"
Narrowersupermarketer, supermarketeerAn operator of a supermarket
Broaderbusinessman, man of affairsA person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
Verbsoperatedirect or control
English > operator: 5 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties.
Synonymshustler, wheeler dealer
Narrowerwire-pullerOne who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls ... / pulls wires or strings) for his own ends
Broaderopportunist, self-seekerA person who places expediency above principle
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > operator: 5 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets.
Broaderspeculator, plungersomeone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains

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