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 for facient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Operator \Op"er*a`tor\, n. [L.]
     1. One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect.
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     2. (Surg.) One who performs some act upon the human body by
        means of the hand, or with instruments.
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     3. A dealer in stocks or any commodity for speculative
        purposes; a speculator. [Brokers' Cant]
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     4. (Math.) The symbol that expresses the operation to be
        performed; -- called also facient.
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     5. A person who operates a telephone switchboard.
        [PJC]
  
     6. A person who schemes and maneuvers adroitly or deviously
        to achieve his/her purposes.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. (Mach.)
        (a) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished
            from a coefficient.
        (b) The multiplier.
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     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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