operation operation  /ˌɑ pə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being in effect or being operative
  2. (n) a business especially one run on a large scale
  3. (n) a planned activity involving many people performing various actions
  4. (n) (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
  5. (n) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
  6. (n) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
  7. (n) a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
  8. (n) process or manner of functioning or operating
  9. (n) (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
  10. (n) (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
  11. (n) the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)

Usage(s):

  1. The operation, conducted by CIA alchemists from 1954 until 1963, was part of a quarter-century hunt for a psychogenic philosophers' stone.
  2. The male-to-female operation, which costs from $3,000 to $5,000, is by far the easier and more satisfactory.
  3. Throughout the operation, Palestinian officials had said that as many as 800 had been killed.

News

  1. Operation Oshkosh: Enchanting Decor & Gifts

    This week the crew at Operation Oshkosh visits Enchanting Decor & Gifts, an Oregon Street store with all types of furniture and accessories for your home.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Oshkosh Northwestern

  2. Operation Border to Border Yields 1,000+ Arrests, Summonses

    Six state police and highway patrol agencies spent June 7 through June 9 enforcing Operation Border to Border along U.S. Route 15.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC 29 Charlottesville

  3. Operation Facelift Getting Bigger In Kimberly

    Kimberly, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Operation Facelift is up and running. The city of Kimberly already has 20 projects under its belt. Now it's tackling a bigger job with more volunteers.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KMVT Twin Falls

Quotes

  1. "On this important endeavour, co-operation is not optional," Petraeus added.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The Taliban know that Kandahar is the key to success or failure," McCain told a news conference at the airport in Kabul. "So what happens in this operation will have a great effect on the outcome of this conflict. But I am convinced we can...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: John McCain Source: The Associated Press

  3. Speaking in Jordan before returning to Sri Lanka, President Rajapaksa said: "My government, with the total commitment of our armed forces, has in an unprecedented humanitarian operation finally defeated the LTTE militarily. I will be going back to a...
    on May 16, 2009 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: BBC News

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