Op"er*a`tor(?), n. [L.] 1. One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect.
(Surg.) One who performs some act upon the human body by means of the hand, or with instruments.
3. A dealer in stocks or any commodity for speculative purposes; a speculator.
(Math.) The symbol that expresses the operation to be performed; -- called also
5. A person who operates a telephone switchboard.
6. A person who schemes and maneuvers adroitly or deviously to achieve his/her purposes.
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