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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Operator  \Op"er*a`tor\,  n.  [L.] 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  operates  or  produces  an  effect. 
 
  2.  (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.  [Brokers'  Cant] 
 
  4.  (Math.)  The  symbol  that  expresses  the  operation  to  be 
  performed;  --  called  also  {facient}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Facient  \Fa"cient\,  n.  [L.  faciens,  --  entis,  p.  pr  of  facere 
  to  make  do  See  {Fact}.] 
  1.  One  who  does  anything  good  or  bad  a  doer;  an  agent. 
  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hacket. 
 
  2.  (Mach.) 
  a  One  of  the  variables  of  a  quantic  as  distinguished 
  from  a  coefficient. 
  b  The  multiplier. 
 
  Note:  The  terms  facient,  faciend,  and  factum,  may  imply  that 
  the  multiplication  involved  is  not  ordinary 
  multiplication,  but  is  either  some  specified  operation, 
  or  in  general,  any  mathematical  operation.  See 
  {Multiplication}. 




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