operator operator  /ˈɑ pə ˌreɪ tər/


  1. (n) (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
  2. (n) an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
  3. (n) someone who owns or operates a business
  4. (n) a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties
  5. (n) a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets


  1. I was transferred to another operator to complete my order for phone service.
  2. Macau has scores of independent junket operators, making business unpredictable.
  3. The miners and operators met again in joint conference.


  1. Building operator wants Pontiac cited for closing parking deck

    — The operator of two office buildings next to the Phoenix Center parking structure want contempt citations against the City of Pontiac and its emergency manager after vehicle owners and workers were booted out of the city-owned structure and it was close
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. Travel operator Transat sees return to profit; shares jump

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian travel operator Transat AT Inc said it expects to return to profitability this year, sending its shares up more than 10 percent. The Montreal-based company, which offers holiday air fares and package deals, reported a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss on Thursday and said prices and margins had improved from a year earlier. Transat has reduced capacity on its ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Travel operator Transat expects to post profit this year

    (Reuters) - Canadian travel operator Transat AT Inc said it expected to return to profitability this year after it reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as prices rose and its efforts to cut costs paid off. The company, which offers holiday travel services in package and air-only formats, said second-quarter selling prices and margins were higher than a year earlier. "We reached our ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /