More definitions of "operation":
- (noun): The activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.).
Example: "Her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"
- (noun): Activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign).
Example: "It was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
Synonyms: military operation
- (noun): Process or manner of functioning or operating.
Example: "The power of its engine determine its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"
Synonyms: functioning, performance
- (noun): (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction).
Example: "It can perform millions of operations per second"
- (noun): A medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body.
Example: "They will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"
Synonyms: surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
- (noun): A process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work.
- (noun): A planned activity involving many people performing various actions.
Example: "They organized a rescue operation"; "the biggest police operation in French history"; "running a restaurant is quite an operation"; "consolidate the companies various operations"
- (noun): (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents.
Example: "The cognitive operation of remembering"
Synonyms: process, cognitive process, mental process, cognitive operation
- (noun): A business especially one run on a large scale.
Example: "A large-scale farming operation"; "a multinational operation"; "they paid taxes on every stage of the operation"; "they had to consolidate their operations"
Famous quotes containing the word operation:
“It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding. The only idea of wit, or rather that inferior variety of the electric talent which prevails occasionally in the North, and which, under the name of Wut, is so infinitely distressing to people of good taste, is laughing immoderately at stated intervals.”
—Sydney Smith (17711845)
“It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.”
—Marshall McLuhan (19111980)
“Waiting for the race to become official, he began to feel as if he had as much effect on the final outcome of the operation as a single piece of a jumbo jigsaw puzzle has to its predetermined final design. Only the addition of the missing fragments of the puzzle would reveal if the picture was as he guessed it would be.”
—Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)