# Operator

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An Operator is a Referencer whose Referent is a Formal Operation.

**Example(s):**- any Unary Operator, such as "++"" for the Increment Operation.
- any Binary Operator, such as "+" for the Addition Operation.

**See:**Built-in Operator, Operator Overloading.

## References

### 2009

- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=operator
- S: (n) operator ((mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation)
- S: (n) operator, manipulator (an agent that operates some apparatus or machine) "the operator of the switchboard"
- S: (n) operator (someone who owns or operates a business) "who is the operator of this franchise?"
- S: (n) hustler, wheeler dealer, operator (a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties)
- S: (n) operator (a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets)

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_(mathematics)
- … An operation is like an operator, but the point of view is different. For instance, one often speaks of "the operation of addition" or "addition operation" when focusing on the operands and result, but one says "addition operator" (rarely "operator of addition") when focusing on the process, or from the more abstract viewpoint, the function +: S×S → S.