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Definition of Operator


  1. One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect.
  2. One who performs some act upon the human body by means of the hand, or with instruments.
  3. A dealer in stocks or any commodity for speculative purposes; a speculator.
  4. The symbol that expresses the operation to be performed; -- called also facient.

Operator Quotations

I don't know what would have happened to Wal-Mart if we had laid low and never stirred up the competition. My guess is that we would have remained a strictly regional operator.
Sam Walton

When the machine had been fastened with a wire to the track, so that it could not start until released by the operator, and the motor had been run to make sure that it was in condition, we tossed a coin to decide who should have the first trial. Wilbur won.
Orville Wright

In the business world an executive knows something about everything, a technician knows everything about something and the switchboard operator knows everything.
Harold Coffin

With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.
Orville Wright

Whether you're an opera singer, a legislator or customer service operator, there is a way that we can find common ground with our audience - be they young or old, Democrats or Republicans, rich or poor, religious or secular.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
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Operator Translations

operator in German is Bediener, Anwender {m}
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