Definitions for operation

Definitions for (noun) operation

Main entry: operation

Definition: the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)

Usage: her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride

Main entry: operation

Definition: a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

Usage: they organized a rescue operation; the biggest police operation in French history; running a restaurant is quite an operation; consolidate the companies various operations

Main entry: operation, procedure

Definition: a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work

Usage: the operations in building a house; certain machine tool operations

Main entry: surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, operation

Definition: a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

Usage: they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available; he died while undergoing surgery

Main entry: operation, mathematical operation, mathematical process

Definition: (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods

Usage: the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation; they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic

Main entry: military operation, operation

Definition: activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

Usage: it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

Main entry: operation

Definition: a business especially one run on a large scale

Usage: a large-scale farming operation; a multinational operation; they paid taxes on every stage of the operation; they had to consolidate their operations

Main entry: cognitive operation, cognitive process, operation, mental process, process

Definition: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

Usage: the process of thinking; the cognitive operation of remembering

Main entry: operation

Definition: (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

Usage: it can perform millions of operations per second

Main entry: operation, performance, functioning

Definition: process or manner of functioning or operating

Usage: the power of its engine determines 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

Main entry: operation

Definition: the state of being in effect or being operative

Usage: that rule is no longer in operation

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