Definition of OPERATION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule is no longer in operation" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.); "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride" ;

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