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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Operation, and opération

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Etymology

From Latin operari (to work), from opus, operis (work)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
operation

Plural
operations

operation (plural operations)

  1. the method by which a device performs its function.
    It is dangerous to look at the beam of a laser while it is in operation.
  2. the method or practice by which actions are done.
    We run our operation from a storefront.
  3. (medicine) a surgical procedure.
    She had an operation to remove her appendix.
  4. (mathematics) a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands; the value for any particular operands is unique)
  5. (military) a military campaign (w:Operation Desert Storm)

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External links

  • operation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • operation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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