Focus on the pronunciation of operator
English definition of “operator”
/ˈɒpəreɪtər/ noun [C]
› someone whose job is to use and control a machine, vehicle, or piece of equipment: a camera/crane/forklift operator The system lets you talk directly to a call centre operator.
› a company that runs a particular type of business: a cable/mobile-phone/hotel operator The company is the owner and operator of several radio stations.
› COMMUNICATIONS a person who connects people on a phone system: a switchboard operator He worked as a 911 operator with the Cincinnati Police Department.
a smooth/slick/clever operator informal › a person who deals with people or problems in a clever way, especially for their own advantage: He has shown himself to be a clever operator in wage negotiations. → See also owner-operator, tour operator