telephone operator


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n telephone operator someone who helps callers get the person they are calling
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In literature:

She was merely a country telephone operator, reasonably pretty, and flattered by his uniform.
"Morale" by Murray Leinster
The total length of telephone wires operated by this company was 114,371 miles.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Why, he could, perhaps, put his wireless instruments into operation and rig up a telephone in his little dwelling.
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
In the lower hall of the building in which I had quarters there were stationed until six at night a telephone operator and a doorman.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
She was still engaged in this operation when the telephone rang.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
He has to operate again to-night on a case which has just called for him by telephone.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Pyke was a brave cheerful lad, a splendid operator and telephone expert.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Sundays he might have taken off for the purpose of condoling with himself, had it not been for the new telephone operator.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
When large forces are operating, and many shells bursting, the telephone is often a broken reed.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Thus is the telephone made the instrument of human co-operation and concert of action.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various

In news:

The radio-telephone operator was killed while on foot patrol when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in southeast Afghanistan's Paktika province.
We've reported on this previously: that NYRA was reporting a brisk business after it began outsourcing its telephone betting operation to an Oregon-based firm.
What It Was Like to Be a Telephone Operator on the Night Orson Welles Broadcast 'War of the Worlds'.
The Southnet Corporation of Tampa, Fla. Is asking hotels to use its telephone operator assistance services.
Kalamazoo-area obituaries today: Lucinda K Leveto, 92, of Portage, was a telephone operator .
As a result of the Alaska 511 Outage, the Alaska Marine Highway System toll-free telephone number is not operational at this time.
An official involved in the negotiations said by telephone shortly after the meeting that the nations in West Africa are now unanimous in their decision to go forward with the military operation.
That right includes bets taken in person and over the telephone — which is crucial, because the state's approval of the Internet platform is an extension of the phone operations.
She's come a long way from a summer hire operator who began her climb up the telephone pole, so to speak, in 1979.
Coats, 33, was a telephone operator for Dish Network.
Gladys is a retired telephone operator.
Marguerite Calabrese a retired Service Rep for the Social Security Administration in Queens and Former Telephone Operator passed away on Thursday November 22 2012 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburg.
In a recent Doonesbury cartoon, a telephone operator at a company called helpfully suggests to a grateful anti-Obama caller that an acceptable new definition of socialist is "A black man with power.".
LZ Granderson doesn't want to turn the clock back to 1899, when these telephone operators ran the New York central telephone exchange, but he would like to speak to an actual human being.
I was assigned as the RTO (radio telephone operator) of a five-man US team that worked with the 42nd Vietnamese Ranger Battalion.

In science:

If there are N names in the telephone directory or N possible routes to pass through all the locations, search algorithms by classical computers usually require operations of order N .
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information