Operators are standing by for your call. (telephone operators)
John's brother makes good money as a back hoe operator.
He was trained to be a radio operator in the army.
Her grandmother was an elevator operator in a department store.
The machine operators may go on strike next week.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: often carries a pejorative nuance
He became a real operator in show business.
They concluded he was a slick operator who might try to con them.
Mary thought John got his promotion at work mostly by being an operator.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Mary buys a morning paper from the local newsstand operator.
Mr. Jones is the operator of several casinos and entertainment complexes.
She is the operator of a small clothing store for children.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: always refers specifically to people speculating in stocks, not general dealings (see Sense 2)
The operators in the oil futures markets took a real hit recently.
He made a fortune as an operator in commodities, but got indicted for insider trading.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
The identity operator is symmetric.
A linear operator is one that obeys the distributive law in mathematics.
Can you find the addition operator on your hand calculator?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: OPERATOR[+structure][+chemical][+DNA] [+location][+site][+sequence][+DNA] [+role][+repressor][+expression][+genetic]
The discovery of operator genes was a significant breakthrough.
The operator inhibits the initiation of messenger RNA transcriptions by nearby structural genes.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4