NounOperation (plural Operations)
- 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.
- The method or practice by which actions are done.
- A planned undertaking.
- The police ran an operation to get vagrants off the streets.
- The Katrina relief operation was considered botched.
- A business or organization.
- We run our operation from a storefront.
- They run a multinational produce-supply operation.
- (medicine) a surgical procedure.
- She had an operation to remove her appendix.
- (mathematics) a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands; the value for any particular operands is unique)
- (military) a military campaign (w:Operation Desert Storm)
Adjectives for Operation
gradual; primary; difficult; economical subsequent; celestial; offensive; excessive gas-wasting; low-gear; efficient; costly wasteful; expensive; powerful; military mythic; decisive; ultimate; justifiable; hazardous; expeditious; elaborate; legitimate; vicious; fiscal; industrial; diversified; im portant; active; gigantic; divine; successful; ceaseless; defensive; relentless; fiery; smooth; business; authentic; undisturbed; unlimited; hygienic; rhythmic; immediate; distinct; vandalic; intermediate; sequential; imperceptible; proposed; tremendous; preliminary; laborious; logical; mental; mining; primitive; brilliant; unprecedented disastrous; delicate; malignant; surgical exploratory.
Verbs for Operation
absorb in—; assimilate in—; coordinate—s; curtail—; demonstrate—; employ—; execute—; expand—; expedite—; facilitate—; frustrate—; mask—; paralyze—; promote—; repeat—; subject to—; suspend—; transact—; —renews.
Verbs for Operation
advocate—; contraindicate—; convalesce from—; entail—; perform—; recover from—; recuperate from—; repeat—; submit to—; undergo—; witness—; —allays; —alleviates; —restores; —revitalizes; —scars.
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
- (RP) IPA: /ˌɒpəˈɹeɪʃən/, /ˌɒpə(ɹ)ˈeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /%Qp@"reIS@n/, /%Qp@(r)"eIS@n/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- (GenAm) IPA: /ˌɑːpəˈɹeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /%A:p@"reIS@n/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Operation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Operation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911