operator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin operatōr, from operor (work, labour). Equivalent to operate +‎ -or.

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Noun[edit]

operator (countable and uncountable, plural operators)

  1. One who operates.
  2. A telecommunications facilitator whose job is to establish temporary network connections.
  3. (mathematics) A function or other mapping that carries variables defined on a domain into another variable or set of variables in a defined range.
  4. (uncountable) The game of Chinese whispers.
  5. (informal) A person who is adept at making deals or getting results, especially one who uses questionable methods.
    • 1990, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1:
      Francis Urquhart: I think Lord Billsborough is starting to lose touch a bit.
      Tim Stamper: Shame. Used to be a hell of an operator in his day.
  6. A member of a military special operations unit.
  7. (computing) The administrator of a channel or network on IRC.
  8. (computing) A symbol that represents a construct in a programming language and differs from a normal function in its syntax.
  9. (linguistics) A kind of expression that enters into an a-bar movement dependency and is said to bind a variable.
    In the sentence "What did Bill say he wants to buy?", "what" is an operator, binding a phonetically empty variable.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

operor +‎ -tor.

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Noun[edit]

operātor m (genitive operātōris); third declension

  1. worker, operator

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative operātor operātōrēs
Genitive operātōris operātōrum
Dative operātōrī operātōribus
Accusative operātōrem operātōrēs
Ablative operātōre operātōribus
Vocative operātor operātōrēs

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Verb[edit]

operātor

  1. second-person singular future active imperative of operor
  2. third-person singular future active imperative of operor

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Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /oːpɛɾɑːˈtoːɾ/

Noun[edit]

operator ?

  1. surgeon
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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French opérateur, from Latin operātor.

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operator m pers (feminine operatorka)

  1. machinist, operator
  2. (medicine) surgeon
    Synonym: chirurg
  3. (cinematography) cameraman, cinematographer
  4. (telecommunications) operator (company providing operator services)

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Noun[edit]

operator m inan

  1. (mathematics) operator
  2. (linguistics) operator

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Further reading[edit]

  • operator in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • operator in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French opérateur or Latin operator.

Adjective[edit]

operator m or n (feminine singular operatoare, masculine plural operatori, feminine and neuter plural operatoare)

  1. operating

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Noun[edit]

operator m (plural operatori)

  1. worker, operator

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /opěraːtor/
  • Hyphenation: o‧pe‧ra‧tor

Noun[edit]

opèrātor m (Cyrillic spelling опѐра̄тор)

  1. (mathematics) operator

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

operator c

  1. (mathematics, computing) an operator

Declension[edit]

Declension of operator 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative operator operatorn operatorer operatorerna
Genitive operators operatorns operatorers operatorernas