operator definition

  • noun:
    • one that works a machine or unit: a switchboard operator.
    • The owner or manager of a business or an industrial enterprise.
    • person who deals aggressively in stocks or products.
    • Informal somebody who is adept at achieving goals through shrewd or unscrupulous maneuvers.
    • Mathematics A function, specifically one from a set to itself, such as for instance differentiation of a differentiable function or rotation of a vector.
    • A logical operator.
    • Genetics A chromosomal segment of DNA that regulates the activity of architectural genes of an operon by getting together with a certain repressor.
    • One who runs.
    • A telecommunications facilitator whose job would be to establish short-term network connections.
    • A function or other mapping that holds variables defined on a domain into another adjustable or set of variables in a defined range.
    • Another title for Chinese whispers.
    • somebody who is adept at making deals or getting results, specifically a person who uses questionable methods.
    • A member of a military Special Operations device.
    • The administrator of a channel or community on IRC.
    • a person who, or what, runs or creates a result.
    • person who does some act upon the human body in the shape of the hand, or with devices.
    • A dealer in shares or any product for speculative functions; a speculator.
    • The expression that expresses the procedure is performed; -- called also facient.
    • an individual who works a telephone switchboard.
    • someone who schemes and maneuvers adroitly or deviously to attain his or her reasons.
    • a person who works in any way, or on or against any such thing.
    • a person who executes a surgical procedure.
    • a person who exercises power, work, ability, or influence within the success of some end; a person who manipulates some thing, or is involved with carrying-on a series of functions or transactions where some desired outcome is to be reached: because, a telegraph-operator; a Wall-street operator; an operator in grain.
    • In mathematics, a letter or any other character signifying a procedure to-be performed, and it self susceptible to algebraical procedure: because, a vector operator.
    • where x, y, z are the rectangular co√∂rdinates of the variable point in space where the operand is found, and i, j, k are unit vectors respectively parallel to x, y, z.
    • a person who conducts a small business, as mining; a capitalist who continues a business: opposed to operative.
    • an agent that works some apparatus or device
    • a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets
    • a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to prevent difficulties
    • (math) emblematic or function representing a mathematical operation
    • an individual who owns or works a company

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