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- 1. operation, action, activity, activeness
- usage: the state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule is no longer in operation"
- 2. operation, business activity, commercial activity
- usage: 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. operation, activity
- usage: 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. operation, data processing
- usage: (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. operation, military operation, activity
- usage: activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
- 6. operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, medical procedure
- usage: 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"
- 7. operation, procedure, work
- usage: 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. operation, functioning, performance, process, physical process
- usage: 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"
- 9. process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation, cognition, knowledge, noesis
- usage: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
- 10. mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation, calculation, computation, computing
- usage: (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"
- 11. operation, activity
- usage: 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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