Hamas estimates $1.2 billion in Palestinian damage during 8-day Gaza operation, with $545 million in direct property damage.
One intelligence official described these facilitators as “muscle” for an operation.
They should "not enable some widow or mother to say that her son was killed in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'"
operation Seabird began while the storm was still over water.
On his order, a covert team of Navy SEALs went into Pakistan to carry out the operation.
The operation was extremely rare and interesting, and Austin's skill was superb.
When I had completed the work, and hoisted the sail, I was delighted with its operation.
It is an operation by no means over-pleasant to the person on whom it is inflicted.
The outside of the log was nothing but punk, or the operation would have been a failure.
The first operation, that is, the first thing done with the corkwood, is the sorting.
late 14c., "action, performance, work," also "the performance of some science or art," from Old French operacion "operation, working, proceedings," from Latin operationem (nominative operatio) "a working, operation," from past participle stem of operari "to work, labor" (in Late Latin "to have effect, be active, cause"), from opera "work, effort," related to opus (genitive operis) "a work" (see opus). The surgical sense is first attested 1590s. Military sense of "series of movements and acts" is from 1749.
operation op·er·a·tion (ŏp'ə-rā'shən)
A surgical procedure, usually using instruments, for remedying an injury, an ailment, a defect, or a dysfunction.
The act, manner, or process of functioning.