- a business especially one run on a large scale
- a planned activity involving many people performing various actions
- a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
- a therapeutic procedure with instruments to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
- a military or naval action (as a maneuver or campaign)
An operation is a military mission with a clearly defined objective or objectives.
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'(Lit. operari, to work) Any act, mental or physical, constituting a phase of the reflective process, and performed with a view to acquiring1 knowledge or information about a certain subject-nntter. -- A.C.B. In logic, see Operationism. In philosophy of science, see Pragmatism, Scientific Empiricism.
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(ITIL Service Operation) Day-to-day management of an IT service, system or other configuration item. Operation is also used to mean any predefined activity or transaction – for example, loading a magnetic tape, accepting money at a point of sale, or reading data from a disk drive.
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(op″әr-a´shәn) any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; see also method, procedure, surgery, and technique. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as Blalock-Taussig operation.
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[n] - the state of being in effect or being operative 2. [n] - process or manner of functioning or operating 3. [n] - (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction) 4. [n] - a business especially one run on a large scale 5...
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• (n.) That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or naval operations. • (n.) Something to be done; some transformation to be made upon quantities, the transformation being indicated either by rules or symbols. • (n.) The act or process of operating; agency; the ex...
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noun activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); `it was a joint operation of the navy and air force`
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surgery 1 surgical operation noun 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`...
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[game] Operation is a battery-operated game of physical skill that tests players` hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Originally made by Milton Bradley, and currently made by Hasbro, it has been in production since 1965, the year in which the game was invented by John Spinello. The game is a variant on the old-fashioned electrified...
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[mathematics] The general operation as explained on this page should not be confused with the more specific operators on vector spaces. For a notion in elementary mathematics, see arithmetic operation. In its simplest meaning in mathematics and logic, an operation is an action or procedure which produces a new value from one or more input v...
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Op`er·a'tion noun [ Latin operatio : confer French opération .] 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.» Lo...
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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.' (Dryden) ... 2. The method of working; mode of action....
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An intelligence gathering operation.
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change of the position or of the state of a pair of points or of a device
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combination of activities necessary to permit an installation to function NOTE - Operation includes matters as switching, controlling, monitoring and maintenance as well as any work activities.
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One of a set of functions with special syntax and semantics that can be used to construct an expression.
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operation 1. The act of making something carry out its function, or controlling or managing the way it works.2. The state of functioning or of being in effect. The ban on playing loud music will bput into operation starting next week.3. Something that is carried out; especially, something difficult or complex.4. Any surgical procedure; that is, one...
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Operation: Although there are many meanings to the word 'operation', in medicine it refers to a surgical procedure. To put matters more formally, an operation is 'an act or series of acts performed upon the body with the hand alone or by means of an instrument', the aim being 'to remedy deformity or injury, cure or prevent disease, or relieve pain....
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Statements which use programming commands to tell a computer to do something.
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the combination of activities including work activities necessary to permit an electrical installation to function NOTE - The operation includes such matters as switching, controlling, monitoring and maintenance as well as both electrical and non-electrical work.
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the combination of all technical and administrative actions intended to enable an item to perform a required function, recognizing necessary adaptation to changes in external conditions NOTE - By external conditions are understood, for example, service demand and environmental conditions.
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the performance of some composite cognitive activity
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The system by which the elevator responds to car and hall calls.
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the transfer of the moving contact(s) from one position to an adjacent position NOTE 1 - For a circuit-breaker, this may be a closing operation or an opening operation. NOTE 2 - If distinction is necessary, an operation in the electrical sense, e.g. make or break, is referred to as a switching operation, and an operation in the mechanical sense, e....
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