# What Is an Operator? (Mathematics Glossary)

# What Is an Operator?

An operator is a symbol which show an operation.The operators in arithmetic are:

Operator Symbol | Operator Name | Operation |
---|---|---|

Plus | Addition | |

Minus | Subtraction | |

Times | Multiplication | |

Divide | Division |

# Operations, Operators and Operands

The operations in arithmetic are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.An operation is between two values called operands.

The type of operation is shown by the operator.

**Addition Operation**

**Subtraction Operation**

**Multiplication Operation**

**Division Operation**

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