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'operation' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'operation'
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 operations
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
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
6. activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
it was a joint operation of the navy and air force
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
9. (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic
10. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
the cognitive operation of remembering
11. the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)
her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride
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In the U.S. there is, on average, three sex change operations per day.