- a mathematical process, as addition, multiplication, or differentiation.
- the action of applying a mathematical process to a quantity or quantities.
- a campaign, mission, maneuver, or action.
- Usually operations . the conduct of a campaign, mission, etc.
- operations, a headquarters, office, or place from which a military campaign, air traffic to and from an airfield, or any of various other activities, is planned, conducted, and controlled.
- operations, the people who work at such a headquarters.
Origin of operation
OTHER WORDS FROM operationmis·op·er·a·tion, nounpre·op·er·a·tion, nounre·op·er·a·tion, nounsub·op·er·a·tion, noun
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How to use operation in a sentence
Canix is designed for commercial operations that have a cannabis license.Canix aims to ease cannabis cultivators’ regulatory bookkeeping|Matt Burns|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
It was only in 2018 that Spotify and Deezer launched operations in North Africa, within months of each other.The Biggest Challenge for Apple and Spotify in North Africa: YouTube|Eromo Egbejule|September 17, 2020|Ozy
Amazon Prime, which didn’t evolve from a brick-and-mortar operation, isn’t comparable here.Watch out, Bezos. Walmart+ could take millions of customers from Amazon Prime|Lance Lambert|September 15, 2020|Fortune
This places more traction on the drill and helps with the operation of the kit.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Brands have embraced more experimental approaches, and built flexibility into their operations.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better|jim cooper|September 14, 2020|Digiday
But they say its effect on the regular daily operation of organized crime has been negligible.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder|Jason McGahan|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
American lawmakers were quick to praise the military operation.Final Chapter for Accused Africa Bomber|Jamie Dettmer|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The campaign was known to palace insiders as “Operation Mrs. PB.”Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla|Tom Sykes|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As night fell, the rescue operation slowed and sea conditions worsened.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This system had been in full operation in both districts prior to the general application of the voluntary system.
The act, however, is a progressive piece of legislation and creates new conditions as the result of its own operation.
After the Reserve Banks have been in operation long enough to be running smoothly, not a few branches will doubtless be organized.
The intellect might be abolished so far as its participation in such an operation is concerned.
And the Process or Method of study, if it be an Assimilating one, also compels this co-operation.
British Dictionary definitions for operation
- a military or naval action, such as a campaign, manoeuvre, etc
- (capital and prenominal when part of a name)Operation Crossbow
- any procedure, such as addition, multiplication, involution, or differentiation, in which one or more numbers or quantities are operated upon according to specific rules
- a function from a set onto itself