Associations to the word «Operation»

Pictures for the word «Operation»

Wiktionary

OPERATION, noun. The method by which a device performs its function.
OPERATION, noun. The method or practice by which actions are done.
OPERATION, noun. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
OPERATION, noun. A planned undertaking.
OPERATION, noun. A business or organization.
OPERATION, noun. (medicine) A surgical procedure.
OPERATION, noun. (computing) (logic) (mathematics) a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands).
OPERATION, noun. (military) A military campaign (e.g. Operation Desert Storm)
OPERATION, noun. (obsolete) Effect produced; influence.
OPERATION OF LAW, noun. (legal) An application of a legal rule that automatically brings about a legal consequence.

Dictionary definition

OPERATION, noun. The state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule is no longer in operation".
OPERATION, noun. A business especially one run on a large scale; "a large-scale farming operation"; "a multinational operation"; "they paid taxes on every stage of the operation"; "they had to consolidate their operations".
OPERATION, noun. 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".
OPERATION, noun. (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".
OPERATION, noun. Activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force".
OPERATION, noun. 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".
OPERATION, noun. A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work; "the operations in building a house"; "certain machine tool operations".
OPERATION, noun. Process or manner of functioning or operating; "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".
OPERATION, noun. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering".
OPERATION, noun. (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic".
OPERATION, noun. The activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.); "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride".

Wise words

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