n the state of being in effect or being operative
that rule is no longer in operation
n 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
n 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
n (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
n activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
it was a joint operation of the navy and air force
n 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
n 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
n process or manner of functioning or operating
the power of its engine determines its operation the plane's operation in high winds
n (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
the cognitive operation of remembering
n (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic
n the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)
her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride
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.
June 19, 2013 - The Oshkosh Northwestern
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.
June 17, 2013 - KMVT Twin Falls
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