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  • EN [ ˌɒpəˈreɪʃn]
  • US [ ˌɑːpəˈreɪʃn]

English definition


  • 1. 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"
  • 2. 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"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. the state of being in effect or being operative;

    • "that rule is no longer in operation"
  • 5. 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"
  • 6. activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign);

    • "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
  • 7. (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"
  • 8. process or manner of functioning or operating;

    • "the power of its engine determine 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"
  • 9. (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"
  • 10. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents;

    • "the process of thinking"
    • "the cognitive operation of remembering"
  • 11. the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.);

    • "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"

Example sentences

  • Their plan had some difficulties in being in operation.

  • After her operation she suffered from general debility.

  • The operation on the new born infant was a failure.

  • The operation was a marvel of medical skill.

  • This gas will put you to sleep during the operation.

  • The new law will come into operation by midnight tomorrow.

  • Mother wondered if she could last out another operation.

  • The doctor performed the operation.

  • The young nurse was very nervous when she assisted at her first operation.

  • Abdominal tissues sometimes adhere after an operation.

  • Part of the new plant is now in operation and the remainder will be on stream later this month.

  • You need a long rest to pull you round after that operation.

  • The operation unavoidably caused the patient much pain.

  • That is a skillful operation.

  • His assistant stepped into the breach when the old surgeon was unable to go on with the operation.

  • an operation on her lung to remove a tumour

  • The operation could prolong his life by two or three years.

  • My father has made a full recovery from the operation.

  • An operation is beginning to try to save a species of crocodile from extinction.

  • He had a minor operation to remove a cyst.

  • He had an operation last year to widen a heart artery.

  • The police ran a sting operation to crack down on illegal guns.

  • We will have to wait a week or so before we know whether the operation is a success.

  • Dr Boutros Ghali said the operation would overstretch resources.

  • The operation was moving along smoothly.

  • The Governor has now called in the National Guard to assist the cleanup operation.

  • Thorn's electronics operation employs around 5,000 people.

Synonym discrimination

  • act, action, deed, operation, performance

Meaning of operation

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