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Definitions of operation

  1. process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determine its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a planned activity involving many people performing various actions; "they organized a rescue operation"; "the biggest police operation in French history"; "running a restaurant is quite an operation"; "consolidate the companies various operations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The method of working; mode of action. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or naval operations. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Effect produced; influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Something to be done; some transformation to be made upon quantities, the transformation being indicated either by rules or symbols. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Any methodical action of the hand, or of the hand with instruments, on the human body, to produce a curative or remedial effect, as in amputation, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Working or way of working; regular action; as, the machine is in operation; agency; surgical action upon the body; a series of movements of an army or fleet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Act or process of operating: agency: influence: method of working: action or movements: surgical performance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Agency; influence; action; surgical act. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The act of operating; act; mode of action; process. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Surgical treatment, as for removal of a part. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral; manipulation; movement of an army or fleet, or of machinery, or any physical body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The act or process of operating; something to be done; agency; process; influence; action; effect; in surg., any action done by a qualified person upon the human body, with the hand or by means of an instrument, with a view to heal or bring to a normal state. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for operation

  1. Repeat this operation many times. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  2. " But that Commission hasn't been in operation for a long time," observed Pecson. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
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