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  1. In mathematics, an operator is a function which operates on (or modifies) another function

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  2. Often, an "operator" is a function which acts on functions to produce other functions (the sense in which Oliver Heaviside used the term); or it may be a generalization of such a function, as in linear algebra, where some of the terminology reflects

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  3. can perform a function on any number of operands (inputs) though most often there is only one operand

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  4. might also be called an operation, but the point of view is different

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  5. For instance, one can say "the operation of addition" (but not the "operator of addition") when focusing on the operands and result

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