What is operating?

  • (adj): Being in effect or operation.
    Example: "The company had several operating divisions"
    Synonyms: operational, in operation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on operating:

Timeline Of Operating Systems - 1950s
1954 MIT's Tape Director operating system made for UNIVAC 1955 ... General Motors Operating System made for IBM 1956 ... GM-NAA I/O for IBM 704, based on General Motors Operating System 1957 Atlas ...
Taiwan High Speed Rail - Operation - Revenues and Costs
2009 2011 ... Ticket revenue 13,155,221 22,441,012 22,800,753 27,025,822 31,556,782 Other operating revenue 347,567 606,571 522,959 609,529 679,723 Operating revenue 13,502,788 23,047,583 23,323,7 ... The cost of running the trains and infrastructure, or cash operating costs, was initially over NT$1 billion a month, but was reduced to around NT$0.85–0.9 billion a month by 2008 ... this level, thus generating a positive operating cash flow, in the fourth month of operation (April 2007) ...
Timeline Of Operating Systems
... This article presents a timeline of events in the history of computer operating systems from 1951 to the current day ... explaining the overall developments, see the History of operating systems ...
Operating Leverage
... Operating leverage is a measure of how revenue growth translates into growth in operating income.leverage, and of how risky (volatile) a company's operating income is ...
Operating Ratio
... The operating ratio is a financial term defined as a company's operating expenses as a percentage of revenue ... In railroading, an operating ratio of 80 or lower is considered desirable ... The operating ratio can be used to determine the efficiency of a company's management by comparing operating expenses to net sales ...

More definitions of "operating":

  • (adj): Involved in a kind of operation.
    Example: "The operating conditions of the oxidation pond"

Famous quotes containing the word operating:

    ... the modern drama, operating through the double channel of dramatist and interpreter, affecting as it does both mind and heart, is the strongest force in developing social discontent, swelling the powerful tide of unrest that sweeps onward and over the dam of ignorance, prejudice, and superstition.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    I think there are innumerable gods. What we on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating through human consciousness control events.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    Many people operate under the assumption that since parenting is a natural adult function, we should instinctively know how to do it—and do it well. The truth is, effective parenting requires study and practice like any other skilled profession. Who would even consider turning an untrained surgeon loose in an operating room? Yet we “operate” on our children every day.
    Louise Hart (20th century)