operator

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈɒpəreɪtə/, SAMPA: /"Qp@reIt@/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈɑːpəreɪtɚ/, SAMPA: /"A:p@reIt@`/
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  • Hyphenation: op‧er‧ator

Noun[change]

Singular
operator

Plural
operators

  1. (countable) An operator is a person who operates something.
    Jo is the operator of the tractor.
  2. (countable) An operator is a person who works on making connections for people over the telephone.
    The operator was struggling to keep the line connected.