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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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