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operation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word operation

Definition
(noun) the state of being in effect or being operative
Example Sentence
  • that rule is no longer in operation

Definition
(noun) a business especially one run on a large scale
Example Sentence
  • a large-scale farming operation
  • a multinational operation
  • they paid taxes on every stage of the operation
  • they had to consolidate their operations

Definition
(noun) a planned activity involving many people performing various actions
Example Sentence
  • they organized a rescue operation
  • the biggest police operation in French history
  • running a restaurant is quite an operation
  • consolidate the companies various operations

Definition
(noun) (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
Example Sentence
  • it can perform millions of operations per second

Definition
(noun) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
Synonyms : military operation
Example Sentence
  • it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

Definition
(noun) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
Example Sentence
  • they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available
  • he died while undergoing surgery

Definition
(noun) a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
Synonyms : procedure
Example Sentence
  • the operations in building a house
  • certain machine tool operations

Definition
(noun) process or manner of functioning or operating
Synonyms : functioning , performance
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
Example Sentence
  • the process of thinking
  • the cognitive operation of remembering

Definition
(noun) (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
Example Sentence
  • the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation
  • they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic

Definition
(noun) the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)
Example Sentence
  • her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride

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