Noun: operation ,ó-pu'rey-shun
- The state of being in effect or being operative
"that rule is no longer in operation"
- 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"
- 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"
- (computing) 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"
- (military) activity by a military or naval force (as a manoeuvre or campaign)
"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force";
- military operation, op
- (surgery) 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";
- surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, op
- 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";
- Process or manner of functioning or operating
"the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds";
- functioning, performance
- (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
"the cognitive operation of remembering";
- process, cognitive process, mental process, cognitive operation
- (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
"they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic";
- mathematical process, mathematical operation
- The activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)
"her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"
Derived forms: operations
Type of: action, activeness, activity, business activity, calculation, cognition, commercial activity, computation, computing, data processing, knowledge, medical procedure, noesis, physical process, process, work