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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

If you had a national grid with one operator, you had twenty or even a hundred operators, if you don't have the ability to compel people to observe high standards of conduct, then you run a greater risk.
Spencer Abraham

Every serious nuclear accident involves operator error, so you want to eliminate the operator altogether.
Nathan Myhrvold

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

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

operator in German is Bediener, Anwender {m}
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