- 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 his or her 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 members of the opposite sex.
Origin of operator
OTHER WORDS FROM operatorpre·op·er·a·tor, noun self-op·er·a·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for operator
Wright approved one of the wells after the operator agreed to bring it into compliance, according to the letter.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired. |David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News |December 9, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Teague replied: “I have to allow an operator or plugger a way to appeal when he believes our requirements are unreasonable.”Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired. |David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News |December 9, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
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
Unsure of what to do, the operator asked a superior what the correct move would be.The Israeli Way of Death |Miranda Frum |July 2, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
SGR-A1 scans autonomously, and once it detects suspected intruders alerts the operator.Smoke Rings, Mystery Backpacks and Gun-Toting Robots: The Weird Wartech of the Korean Conflict |Kyle Mizokami |April 3, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
When the operator has composed twenty or twenty-five of these slugs, his take is completed.News Writing |M. Lyle Spencer
Some species germinate quicker than others, and the operator must determine by previous trial what these differences are.The Nursery Book |Liberty Hyde Bailey
“And, by the way, take your time in sending to the operator at the Junction,” he added.The Young Railroaders |Francis Lovell Coombs
The operator, an old woman, took a tablespoon and filled it with water.The Covenant of Salt |Henry Clay Trumbull
She made the operator go home to his family to spend Christmas afternoon.Janice Day |Helen Beecher Long