Operater vs. Operator - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Operator (noun)

    One who operates.

  • Operator (noun)

    A telecommunications facilitator whose job is to establish temporary network connections.

  • Operator (noun)

    A function or other mapping that carries variables defined on a domain into another variable or set of variables in a defined range.

  • Operator (noun)

    Chinese whispers.

  • Operator (noun)

    A person who is adept at making deals or getting results, especially one who uses questionable methods.

  • Operator (noun)

    A member of a military Special Operations unit.

  • Operator (noun)

    The administrator of a channel or network on IRC.

  • Operator (noun)

    A symbol that represents a construct in a programming language and differs from a normal function in its syntax.

  • Operator (noun)

    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."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Operator (noun)

    a person who operates equipment or a machine

    "a radio operator"

  • Operator (noun)

    a person who works at the switchboard of a telephone exchange

    "calls are made through the operator"

  • Operator (noun)

    a person or company that runs a business

    "a tour operator"

  • Operator (noun)

    a person who acts in a shrewd or manipulative way

    "her reputation as a cool, clever operator"

  • Operator (noun)

    a symbol or function denoting an operation (e.g. ×, +).

Webster Dictionary

  • Operator (noun)

    One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect.

  • Operator (noun)

    One who performs some act upon the human body by means of the hand, or with instruments.

  • Operator (noun)

    A dealer in stocks or any commodity for speculative purposes; a speculator.

  • Operator (noun)

    The symbol that expresses the operation to be performed; - called also facient.

  • Operator (noun)

    A person who operates a telephone switchboard.

  • Operator (noun)

    A person who schemes and maneuvers adroitly or deviously to achieve his/her purposes.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Operator (noun)

    (mathematics) a symbol that represents a function from functions to functions;

    "the integral operator"

  • Operator (noun)

    an agent that operates some apparatus or machine;

    "the operator of the switchboard"

  • Operator (noun)

    someone who owns or operates a business;

    "who is the operator of this franchise?"

  • Operator (noun)

    a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties

  • Operator (noun)

    a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets

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