Translation of operator in Spanish:

operator

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːpəreɪtər; ˈɒpəreɪtə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Telecommunications/Telecomunicaciones] operador, (masculine, feminine) telephone/switchboard operator telefonista (masculine and feminine), operador, (masculine, feminine)
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    • Lonesome tells the story of a punch-press operator named Jim and a telephone switchboard operator named Mary who are desperately lonely, and then meet by chance during a holiday at Coney Island.
    • There used to be a lot of more telephone switchboard operators around also, but technology made that job obsolete.
    • The protective services department and the telephone switchboard operators also were notified.
    1.2 (of equipment) operario, (masculine, feminine); [Computing/Informática] operador, (masculine, feminine) the machine operator el maquinista, el operario de la máquina radio operator radiotelegrafista (masculine and feminine)
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    • There are cooks, office staff, engineers, equipment operators, mechanics, welders, bosses, planners and many more jobs available at a mine.
    • In such cases, the disease can be very dangerous for machine operators and drivers.
    • So Griffin works as a machine operator at civil engineering company Westmode in Swindon.
  • 2 2.1 (company) empresa (feminine), compañía (feminine) tour operator tour operador (masculine), operador (masculine) turístico 2.2 (person) [colloquial/familiar] a smart operator un tipo vivo [colloquial/familiar], un vivales (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] he has shown himself to be an effective political operator ha demostrado ser un político muy hábil he's a smooth o slick operator es de los que saben conseguir lo que quieren
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    • One of Rove's heroes was Mark Hanna, a shrewd political operator from Ohio who helped put William McKinley in the White House in 1896.
    • Seemingly on his way out when he was shifted from the Foreign Office at the last reshuffle, this shrewd operator may have identified a swift route back to the heart of the government.
    • A business graduate, he began to earn a name for himself as a shrewd and energetic operator at NCB stockbrokers.
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    • He says there is a social aspect to the credit union movement, which consumers tired of greedy financial service industry operators find refreshing.
    • The premier approved a controversial plan by transport secretary Stephen Byers to take Railtrack, the privatised national rail operator, into administration.
    • The establishment of SBCGT has been therefore a response to the demand for credit and finance facilities by small business operators.
  • 3 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] operador (masculine)
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    • His recent breakthroughs in the theory of characteristic functions for several commuting operators indicate that in spite of his seventy years, mathematically Moshe is still a young man.
    • Smoothing operators and functions have been used for interpolation and, more generally, data fitting.
    • Why does he require the associative law to hold if his symbols are operators?

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