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operation Explained

operation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


operation at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1391, from O.Fr. operacion, from L. operationem (nom. operatio), from operari "to work, labor" (in L.L. "to have effect, be active, cause"), from opera "work, effort," related to opus (gen. operis) "a work." The surgical sense is first attested 1597. Operate (as in machinery) is 1864 in Amer.Eng. Operative (1598) is from L.L. operativus "creative, formative," from pp. stem of operari; the noun meaning "worker, operator" is from c.1810; sense of "secret agent, spy" is first attested 1930s, probably from its use by the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a title for their private detectives (1905). ///

operation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n ----------//
1 medical:
2 business/organization:
3 work/activities:
4 actions:
5 machine/system:
6 principle/law/plan etc:
7 military/police action:
8 computers: ----------//
1 MEDICAL: [C] the process of cutting into someone's body to repair or remove a part that is damaged// --a heart bypass operation// operation on/for// --She's going to need an operation on her ankle.// --He had an operation to reduce the swelling in his brain.// --She underwent a minor operation on her elbow in the summer.// --the surgeon who performed the operation // --The poor man had two major operations in two weeks.// --an emergency operation to save his sight// --a routine knee operation // --The first indications were that the life-saving operation had gone well.//
2 BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION: [C] a business, company, or organization// --The firm set up its own property development operation.// --a microchip manufacturing operation// --Nolan and Barnes were both involved in the operation.//
3 WORK/ACTIVITIES: [U and C] the work or activities done by a business or organization, or the process of doing this work// --Many small businesses fail in the first year of operation.// --The Education Business Partnership has been in operation since 1989.//
4 ACTIONS: [C] a set of planned actions or activities for a particular purpose// --The UN rescue operation started shortly after dawn.//
5 MACHINE/SYSTEM: [U] the way the parts of a machine or system work together, or the process of making a machine or system work// --The aircraft's engine operation was normal.// in operation// --Protective clothing must be worn when the machine is in operation.// --The device has a single button, allowing for easy operation.// --Careful checks must be made before the factory commences operation.// --The new investment system came into operation in 1999.//
6 PRINCIPLE/LAW/PLAN ETC: [U] the way something such as a principle or law works or has an effect// in operation// --a clear example of the law of gravity in operation// come/go into operation (=begin to have an effect) // --The new rule comes into operation on February 1.// put/bring sth into operation (=make something start to work) // --A scheme is being brought into operation to see how these changes would work.//
7 MILITARY/POLICE ACTION: [C] a planned military or police action, especially one that involves a lot of people// --Britain will carry out a joint military operation with the US.//
8 COMPUTERS: [C] an action done by a computer// ----------// COLLOCATES for sense 1 // have an operation // undergo an operation formal (=have an operation) // perform an operation // major/minor operation // emergency operation // routine operation (=an operation that is often performed) // life-saving operation // HINT sense 1 // Do not say that someone 'takes an operation'. Say that they have an operation. // ----------//

operation at German => English Of Explained:

operation, surgery

operation at German => English Of Explained:


opération at French => English Of Explained:

operation, surgical operation

operation at German => English Of Explained:


operation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "operation":
accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, acting,
action, activism, activity, adventure, affair,
amphibious operations, amputation, anastomotic operation,
appliance, application, attempt, behavior, bloodless operation,
blow, bringing to fruition, business, business deal, campaign,
capital operation, combined operations, commercial transaction,
commitment, compensating operation, contract, control,
corneal transplant, coup, crescent operation, deal, dealings, deed,
direction, doing, doings, dry run, duty, effective, effectuation,
efficacious, effort, elective operation, emergency operation,
employment, end use, endeavor, engagement, enterprise, excision,
execution, exercise, exercising, exertion, exploit, exploitation,
exploratory operation, fait accompli, feat, fenestration operation,
fluid operations, function, functional, functioning, gest, go,
hand, handiwork, handling, heart transplant, immediate purpose,
in effect, in force, interval operation, job, kidney transplant,
logistics, major operation, management, managing, maneuver,
maneuvers, manipulation, measure, military operations,
minor operation, minor operations, mission, motion, move, movement,
movements, negotiation, obligation, occupation, office, operating,
operational, operational purpose, operations, operative,
organ transplant, organ transplantation, overproduction,
overseas operations, overt act, package deal, palliative operation,
passage, performance, plan, play, practice, praxis, procedure,
proceeding, production, productiveness, program, project,
proposition, purpose, radical operation, realization, removal,
res gestae, resection, role, running, section, staff work, step,
stroke, stunt, surgical intervention, surgical operation,
surgical technique, swing, task, the knife, thing, thing done,
tour de force, transaction, transplant, turn, ultimate purpose,
undertaking, use, using, utilization, venture, war game, war plans,
work, working, workings, works

operation at Danish => English Of Explained:


DECT access node
radio base

Operation at German => English Of Explained:

Operation [oːpəratsiːoːn]nsf
operation, surgery

opération at French => English Of Explained:

opération [operasjõ]
operation, surgicaloperation

operation at Swedish => English Of Explained:

operation, surgicaloperation

operation at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Agency): agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play, interaction, procurement, causation, instrumentality, influence, action, willfulness, modus operandi.

[ADJ] (Agency): operative, efficient, efficacious, practical, effectual, at work, acting, doing, in operation, in force, in action, in play.

[N] (Action): action, performance, doing, perpetration, movement, operation, exertion, praxis, execution.

operation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (also BrE informal op) [C] ~ (on sb) (for sth) | ~ (to do sth) the process of cutting open a part of a person's body in order to remove or repair a damaged part:
an operation on her lung to remove a tumour * Will I need to have an operation? * He underwent a three-hour heart operation. * Doctors performed an emergency operation for appendicitis last night.
organized activity
2 [C] an organized activity that involves several people doing different things:
a rescue / security operation * The police have launched a major operation against drug suppliers. * the UN peacekeeping operations
3 [C] a business or company involving many parts:
a huge multinational operation
4 [C] the activity or work done in an area of business or industry:
the firm's banking operations overseas
5 [C, U] an act performed by a machine, especially a computer:
The whole operation is performed in less than three seconds.
machine / system
6 [U] the way that parts of a machine or a system work; the process of making sth work:
Regular servicing guarantees the smooth operation of the engine. * Operation of the device is extremely simple.
military activity
7 [C, usually pl.] military activity:
He was the officer in charge of operations.
in operation working, being used or having an effect:
The system needs to be in operation for six months before it can be assessed. * Temporary traffic controls are in operation on New Road.
come into operation to start working; to start having an effect:
The new rules come into operation from next week.
put sth into operation to make sth start working; to start using sth:
It's time to put our plan into operation.

Operation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Operation \Op`er*a"tion\, n. [L. operatio: cf. F. op['e]ration.]
1. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of
power, physical, mechanical, or moral.

The pain and sickness caused by manna are the
effects of its operation on the stomach. --Locke.

Speculative painting, without the assistance of
manual operation, can never attain to perfection.

2. The method of working; mode of action.

3. That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought
about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or
naval operations.

4. Effect produced; influence. [Obs.]

The bards . . . had great operation on the vulgar.

5. (Math.) Something to be done; some transformation to be
made upon quantities, the transformation being indicated
either by rules or symbols.

6. (Surg.) Any methodical action of the hand, or of the hand
with instruments, on the human body, to produce a curative
or remedial effect, as in amputation, etc.

{Calculus of operations}. See under {Calculus}.

operation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: 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"
2: 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
3: 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" [syn: {procedure}]
4: the state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule
is no longer in operation"
5: 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"; "he died while undergoing
surgery" [syn: {surgery}, {surgical operation}, {surgical
procedure}, {surgical process}]
6: activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or
campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air
force" [syn: {military operation}]
7: (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"
8: process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of
its engine determine its operation"; "the plane's
operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking
performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance
conformed to high standards" [syn: {functioning}, {performance}]
9: (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the
problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the
mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they
were learning the basic operations of arithmetic" [syn: {mathematical
process}, {mathematical operation}]
10: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive
activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the
process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of
remembering" [syn: {process}, {cognitive process}, {mental
process}, {cognitive operation}]
11: the activity of operating something (a machine or business
etc.); "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a
surprisingly comfortable ride"

operation at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Operation|opération


Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » operari||to work|lang=la, from Inter: term » opus|lang=la, Inter: term » operis||work|lang=la


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˌɒpəˈɹeɪʃən/|/ˌɒpə(ɹ)ˈeɪʃən/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%Qp@"reIS@n/|/%Qp@(r)"eIS@n/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən
  • Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /ˌɑːpəˈɹeɪʃən/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%A:p@"reIS@n/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-operation.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The method by which a device performs its function.
    1. : 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.
    3. A planned undertaking.
    4. : The police ran an operation to get vagrants off the streets.
    5. : The Katrina relief operation was considered botched.
    6. A business or organization.
    7. : We run our operation from a storefront.
    8. : They run a multinational produce-supply operation.
    9. Inter: medicin » e a surgical procedure.
    10. : She had an operation to remove her appendix.
    11. Inter: mathematic » s a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands; the value for any particular operands is unique)
    12. Inter: militar » y a military campaign (e.g. Category: w - :Operation Desert Storm|Operation Desert Storm)


      * Inter: sense » mathematics function

  • Inter: sense » mathematics transformation

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top » terms related to operation (noun)
  • opera
  • operable
  • operand
  • operant

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • operate
    • operative
    • operator
    • opus

    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * operational


    Inter: trans-top » method by which a device performs its function
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|operasie
  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » عملية Inter: IPAchar » (ʕamalīya) {{f}}
  • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|ғәмәл|tr=ğämäl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|действие|n
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|operació|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|运营|tr=yùnyíng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|provoz|m
  • Dutch: operatie {{f}}
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|toiming
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|toiminta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|opération|f
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|operación
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Betrieb|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|λειτουργία|f|tr=leitourgía

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|működés
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|starf|n, Inter: t- » is|vinnsla|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|operazione|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|作業|tr=さぎょう, sagyō, Inter: t+ » ja|操作|tr=そうさ, sōsa
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|opéthâtion|f
    • Korean: 작용 (jakyong)
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|działanie|n
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|operação|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|operație|f, operațiune {{f}}; operare {{f}}
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|операция|f|tr=operácija
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|operación|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|operesheni
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|operation|c
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|hoạt động
    • Welsh: gweithrediad {{m}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » method or practice by which actions are done
    • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|ғәмәл|tr=ğämäl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|operació|f
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|postup
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|toiming
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|toiminta
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|opération|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Betrieb|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|starfsemi|f, Inter: t- » is|starfræksla|f; Inter: t- » is|rekstur|m, Inter: t+ » is|framkvæmd|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|operazione|f
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|opéthâtion|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|operație|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|operesheni
  • Welsh: gweithrediad {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » surgical procedure
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|عملية جراحية|f|tr=3amalíyya jiraaHíyya, Inter: t- » ar|جراحة|f|tr=jiraaHa
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|операция|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|operació|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|手術|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|手术|tr=shǒushù|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|operace|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|operacio
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|lõikus, Inter: t- » et|operatsioon
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|leikkaus, Inter: t- » fi|operaatio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|opération|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Operation|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εγχείρηση|f|tr=encheírisi
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|נתוח|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|operáció
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|aðgerð|f, Inter: t- » is|uppskurður|m, Inter: t- » is|skurðaðgerð|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|obráid|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|operazione|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|手術|tr=しゅじゅつ, shujutsu, Inter: t+ » ja|オペレーション|tr=operēshon|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|オペ|tr=ope|sc=Jpan
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|opéthâtion|f
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|수술|tr=susul|sc=Hang
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|operasjon|m
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|جراحی|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|operacja|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|операция|f|tr=operácija
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|opairèisean|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|operación|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|operesheni
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|operation|c
  • Welsh: llawdriniaeth {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » procedure for generating a value from one or more other values
    • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|ғәмәл|tr=ğämäl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|операция|f, Inter: t+ » bg|действие|n
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|operació|f
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|postup
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|operacio
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|operaatio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|opération|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Operation|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πράξη|f|tr=práxi
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|aðgerð|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|oibríocht|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|operazione|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|演算|tr=えんざん, enzan
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|opéthâtion|f
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|عمل
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|operacja|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|действие|n|tr=déjstvije
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|operación|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|operesheni

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » military campaign
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|operace|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|operatie|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|operaco
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|operaatio
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Operation|f, Inter: t+ » de|Unternehmen|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|επιχείρηση|f|tr=epicheírisi
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מבצע|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hadművelet
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|aðgerð|f, Inter: t- » is|hernaðaraðgerð|f
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|oibríocht|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|operazione|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|作戦|tr=さくせん, sakusen
  • Korean: 작전 (jakjeon)
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|operasjon|m
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|عملیات|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|operacja|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|действие|n|tr=déjstvije, Inter: t+ » ru|операция|f|sc=Cyrl
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|operesheni
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|operation|c
  • Welsh: ymgyrch

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    Middle French


    Inter: frm-noun » f
  • function; role
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1595|title=Translation: :s » fr:Essais/édition de Bordeaux, 1595|Essais|author=Category: w - :Michel de Montaigne|Michel de Montaigne|passage=C'est tesmoignage de crudité et indigestion que de regorger la viande comme on l'a avallée. L'estomac n'a pas faict son operation, s'il n'a faict changer la façon et la forme a ce qu'on luy avoit donné à cuire.|translation=It's testament of rawness and indigestion when one regurgitates meat in the same state as one swallowed it. The stomach hasn't done its function if it hasn't change the shape and the form of what one has given it to cook.

    Translation: ar » operation
    Translation: cs » operation
    Translation: cy » operation
    Translation: de » operation
    Translation: et » operation
    Translation: el » operation
    Translation: es » operation
    Translation: eo » operation
    Translation: fa » operation
    Translation: fr » operation
    Translation: ko » operation
    Translation: io » operation
    Translation: id » operation
    Translation: it » operation
    Translation: kn » operation
    Translation: ku » operation
    Translation: lt » operation
    Translation: li » operation
    Translation: hu » operation
    Translation: mg » operation
    Translation: ml » operation
    Translation: my » operation
    Translation: ja » operation
    Translation: pl » operation
    Translation: pt » operation
    Translation: ru » operation
    Category: simple:operation -
    Translation: fi » operation
    Translation: sv » operation
    Translation: ta » operation
    Translation: te » operation
    Translation: tr » operation
    Translation: vi » operation
    Translation: zh » operation

  • Operation at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » operation|opération


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » f||Operationen
  • Inter: context » surgery|or|military|or|mathematics|or|computing science|lang=de operation


    * Inter: qualifier » military: Unternehmen

    Derived terms

    * Operationsverstärker

  • Translation: de » Operation
    Translation: fr » Operation
    Translation: ko » Operation
    Translation: io » Operation
    Translation: id » Operation
    Translation: lt » Operation
    Translation: hu » Operation
    Translation: mg » Operation
    Translation: pl » Operation
    Translation: pt » Operation
    Translation: ru » Operation
    Translation: fi » Operation
    Translation: zh » Operation

    opération at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » operation



    * Inter: audio » Fr-opération.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=operation
  • operation (method by which a device performs its function)
    1. Operation (medical operation)

      Related terms

      * opérer

    Translation: cs » opération
    Translation: de » opération
    Translation: et » opération
    Translation: el » opération
    Translation: es » opération
    Translation: fr » opération
    Translation: ko » opération
    Translation: io » opération
    Translation: lt » opération
    Translation: hu » opération
    Translation: mg » opération
    Translation: oc » opération
    Translation: pl » opération
    Translation: ru » opération
    Translation: fi » opération
    Translation: vi » opération
    Translation: zh » opération