an act or instance, process, or manner of functioning or operating.
the state of being operative (usually preceded by in or into):
a rule no longer in operation.
the power to act; efficacy, influence, or force.
the exertion of force, power, or influence; agency:
the operation of alcohol on the mind.
a process of a practical or mechanical nature in some form of work or production:
a delicate operation in watchmaking.
a course or procedure of productive or industrial activity:
a particular process or course:
a business transaction, especially one of a speculative nature; deal:
a shady operation.
a business, especially one run on a large scale:
a multinational operation.
Surgery. a procedure aimed at restoring or improving the health of a patient, as by correcting a malformation, removing diseased parts, implanting new parts, etc.
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.
the act, process, or manner of operating
the state of being in effect, in action, or operative (esp in the phrases in or into operation)
a process, method, or series of acts, esp of a practical or mechanical nature
(surgery) any manipulation of the body or one of its organs or parts to repair damage, arrest the progress of a disease, remove foreign matter, etc
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
a commercial or financial transaction
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.
Medicine A surgical procedure for remedying an injury, ailment, defect, or dysfunction.
Mathematics A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
A logical operation.
Computer Science An action resulting from a single instruction.
verb (used with object) 1. to put in order again: to reorder the card file. 2. to give a reorder for: to reorder the books before they’re completely sold out. verb (used without object) 3. to order goods again. noun 4. a second or repeated order for the same goods: to put through a reorder […]
[ree-awr-dn-ey-shuh n] /ˌri ɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a second ordination. 2. Roman Catholic Church. the ordination of a priest whose first orders have been held invalid. 3. Ecclesiastical. the second ordination of a priest whose first orders were received from another church. 4. the sacrament elevating a deacon, priest, or bishop to a higher […]
[ree-awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌri ɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of reorganizing; state of being reorganized. 2. Finance. a reconstruction of a business corporation, including a marked change in capital structure, often following a failure and receivership or bankruptcy trusteeship. reorganization /ˌriːɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of organizing or the state of […]
verb (used with or without object), reorganized, reorganizing. 1. to organize again. verb (transitive) 1. to change the way (something) is organized