Meaning of OPERATOR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tər, ˈä-ˌprā- ]


Date: 1611

1. : one that operates: as

a. : one that operates a machine or device

b. : one that operates a business

c. : one that performs surgical operations

d. : one that deals in stocks or commodities


a. : mountebank , fraud

b. : a shrewd and skillful person who knows how to circumvent restrictions or difficulties


a. : something and especially a symbol that denotes or performs a mathematical or logical operation

b. : a mathematical function

4. : a binding site in a DNA chain at which a genetic repressor binds to inhibit the initiation of transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes — called also operator gene — compare operon

• op·er·a·tor·less adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.