Operation meaning

ŏpə-rāshən
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A process or series of acts involved in a particular form of work.

The operation of building a house.

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The act or process of operating or functioning.
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A logical operation.
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The act or process of operating or functioning.
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The definition of an operation is the process of working or functioning, or a surgical procedure.

An example of an operation is how a light switch turns on and off.

An example of an operation is someone getting their appendix taken out.

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The state of being operative or functional.

A factory in operation.

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An unethical or illegal business.

A fencing operation for stolen goods.

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A surgical procedure for remedying an injury, ailment, defect, or dysfunction.
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A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
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An action resulting from a single instruction.
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The act, process, or method of operating.
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The condition of being in action or at work.
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A process or action that is part of a series in some work.
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Any process, as addition, division, etc., involving a change or transformation in a quantity.
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A surgical procedure for remedying an injury, ailment, defect, or dysfunction.
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A surgical procedure for remedying an injury, ailment, defect, or dysfunction.
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A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
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A logical operation.
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An action resulting from a single instruction.
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The division of an organization that carries out the major planning and operating functions.
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Any surgical procedure performed, usually with the aid of instruments, to remedy a physical ailment or defect.
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The method by which a device performs its function.

It is dangerous to look at the beam of a laser while it is in operation.

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The method or practice by which actions are done.
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A planned undertaking.

The police ran an operation to get vagrants off the streets.

The Katrina relief operation was considered botched.

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A business or organization.

We run our operation from a storefront.

They run a multinational produce-supply operation.

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(medicine) A surgical procedure.

She had an operation to remove her appendix.

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(mathematics) A procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands).
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An instance or method of efficient, productive activity.

That restaurant is quite an operation.

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The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
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(military) A military campaign (e.g. Operation Desert Storm)
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in operation
  • In the act or process of making, working, etc.
  • Having an influence or effect; in force.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of operation

  • From Latin operātiō, from the verb operor (“I work"), from opus, operis (“work").

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