Synonyms of operator


1. operator, function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping

usage: (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation

2. operator, manipulator, causal agent, cause, causal agency

usage: an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"

3. operator, businessman, man of affairs

usage: someone who owns or operates a business; "who is the operator of this franchise?"

4. hustler, wheeler dealer, operator, opportunist, self-seeker

usage: a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties

5. operator, speculator, plunger

usage: a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets

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