|1.||a person who operates a machine, instrument, etc, esp, a person who makes connections on a telephone switchboard or at an exchange|
|2.||a person who owns or operates an industrial or commercial establishment|
|3.||a speculator, esp one who operates on currency or stock markets|
|4.||informal a person who manipulates affairs and other people|
|5.||maths any symbol, term, letter, etc, used to indicate or express a specific operation or process, such as Δ (the differential operator)|
operator op·er·a·tor (ŏp'ə-rā'tər)
An operator gene.
|operator (ŏp'ə-rā'tər) Pronunciation Key