Operator vs Operon - What's the difference?

operator | operon |


As nouns the difference between operator and operon

is that operator is one who operates while operon is a unit of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner by means of an operator, a promoter, and structural genes that are transcribed together.

operator

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who operates.
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  • A telecommunications facilitator whose job is to establish temporary network connections.
  • (mathematics) A function or other mapping that carries variables defined on a domain into another variable or set of variables in a defined range.
  • Chinese whispers.
  • (informal) A person who is adept at making deals or getting results, especially one who uses questionable methods.
  • A member of a military Special Operations unit.
  • (computing) The administrator of a channel or network on IRC.
  • (linguistics) A kind of expression that enters into an a-bar movement dependency and is said to bind a variable.
  • In the sentence "What did Bill say he wants to buy?", "what" is an operator , binding a phonetically empty variable.

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    Anagrams

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    operon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A unit of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner by means of an operator, a promoter, and structural genes that are transcribed together.
  • See also

    * regulon * stimulon ----