Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun operator

5 senses of operator

Sense 1

operator -- ((mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation)

=> function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping -- ((mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function))

Sense 2

operator, manipulator -- (an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard")

=> causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

Sense 3

operator -- (someone who owns or operates a business; "who is the operator of this franchise?")

=> businessman, man of affairs -- (a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive))

Sense 4

hustler, wheeler dealer, operator -- (a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties)

=> opportunist, self-seeker -- (a person who places expediency above principle)

Sense 5

operator -- (a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets)

=> speculator, plunger -- (someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains)