HyperDic: operation

English > 11 senses of the word operation:
NOUNstateoperationthe state of being in effect or being operative
actoperationa business especially one run on a large / large / large scale
actoperationa planned activity involving many people performing various actions
processoperation(computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
actoperation, military operationactivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
actoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processa medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
actoperation, procedurea process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
processoperation, functioning, performanceprocess or manner of functioning or operating
cognitionoperation, process, cognitive process, mental process, cognitive operation(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity
actoperation, mathematical process, mathematical operation(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
actoperationthe activity of operating / operating something (a machine or business etc.)
operation > pronunciation
Soundsaa.perey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being in effect or being operative.
Example"that rule is no longer in operation"
NarrowercommissionThe state of being in good working order and ready for operation
idleThe state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
runningThe state of being in operation
Broaderaction, activity, activenessThe state of being active
Spanishfuncionamiento, manejo
Catalanfuncionament, maneig
Verbsoperatekeep engaged
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA business especially one run on a large / large / large scale.
Examples
  • "a large-scale farming operation"
  • "a multinational operation"
  • "they paid taxes on every stage of the operation"
  • "they had to consolidate their operations"
Broaderbusiness activity, commercial activityActivity undertaken as part of a commercial ... / commercial enterprise
Spanishoperación
Catalanoperació
Verbsoperatedirect or control
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA planned activity involving many people performing various actions.
Examples
  • "they organized a rescue operation"
  • "the biggest police operation in French history"
  • "running a restaurant is quite an operation"
  • "consolidate the companies various operations"
Narrowerrescue operationAn operation organized to free from danger or confinement
sting, sting operationOperation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act
undercover operationAn operation involving secret work within a community / community or institution
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishoperación
Catalanoperació
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 4, process
Meaning(computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction).
Example"it can perform millions of operations per second"
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Narroweraccess, memory access(computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information
asynchronous operationoperations that occur without a regular or predictable time relation to other events
auxiliary operation, off-line operationA operation performed by off-line equipment not under the control of the central processing unit
boolean operation, binary operation, binary arithmetic operationAn operation that follows the rules of Boolean algebra
computer operation, machine operationAn elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
concurrent operationTwo or more operations performed at the same time (or within a give interval)
control operation, control functionAn operation that controls the recording or processing or transmission of interpretation of data
dyadic operationAn operation on exactly two operands
fixed-cycle operationAn operation that is completed in a specified number of regularly timed execution cycles
logic operation, logical operationAn operation that follows the rules of symbolic logic
monadic operation, unary operationAn operation with exactly one operand
multiplex operationAn operation in which two or more activities are interleaved
parallel operation, simultaneous operationThe simultaneous execution of two or more operations
printing operationAn operation that controls the printing or display of information
search, lookupAn operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property
serial operation, sequential operation, consecutive operationThe sequential execution of operations one after another
sort, sortingAn operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
synchronous operationoperations that are initiated predictably by a clock
threshold operationAn operation performed on operands in order to obtain the value of a threshold function
Broaderdata processing(computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
Spanishoperación
Catalanoperació
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningActivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign).
Example"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
Synonymmilitary operation
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesMeuse, Meuse River, Argonne, Argonne Forest, Meuse-Argonne, Meuse-Argonne operationAn American operation in World War I (1918)
Operation Desert StormThe United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
Narroweramphibious operationA military operation by both land and sea forces
attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons)
campaign, military campaignSeveral related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
combined operationA military operation carried out cooperatively by two or more allied nations or a military operation carried out by coordination of sea, land, and air forces
covert operationAn intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor
information gatheringThe act of collecting information
maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operationA military training exercise
mission, military missionAn operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
naval campaignAn operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea
offense, offence, offensiveThe action of attacking an enemy / enemy
peacekeeping, peacekeeping mission, peacekeeping operationThe activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
psychological operation, psyopmilitary actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
support, reinforcement, reenforcementA military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishmaniobra, operación
Catalanmaniobra, operació militar, operació
Verbsoperateperform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body.
Example"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"
Synonymssurgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
Category ofablateRemove an organ or bodily structure
decorticateRemove the cortex / cortex of (an organ)
freezeAnesthetize by cold
hypophysectomize, hypophysectomiseRemove the pituitary glands
suctionEmpty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
trepancut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery
CategorysurgeryThe branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures
Partshemostasis, haemostasis, hemostasia, haemostasiasurgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
incision, section, surgical incisionThe cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
suturingSurgical joining of two surfaces
NarrowerShirodkar's operation, purse-string operationA surgical procedure in which a suture is used to close the cervix in a pregnant woman
ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excisionSurgical removal of a body part or tissue
amputationA surgical removal of all or part of a limb
angioplastyAn operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
arthroplastySurgical reconstruction or replacement / replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint
arthroscopyA minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint
brain surgeryAny surgical procedure involving the brain
castrationSurgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)
catheterization, catheterisationThe operation of introducing a catheter into the body
cautery, cauterization, cauterisationThe act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
chemosurgeryUse of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue
craniotomyA surgical opening / opening through the skull
cryosurgeryThe use of extreme / extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)
curettage, curettementsurgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
debridementSurgical removal of foreign / foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
decorticationremoval of the outer covering of an organ or part
dilation and curettage, dilatation and curettage, D and CA surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet
electrosurgerysurgery performed with electrical devices (as in electrocautery)
enterostomy, enterotomysurgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
enucleationSurgical removal of something without cutting into it
eviscerationSurgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
exenterationSurgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)
eye operation, eye surgeryAny surgical procedure involving the eyes
fenestrationsurgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis
gastrectomySurgical removal of all or part of the stomach
gastroenterostomySurgical creation of an opening between the stomach wall / wall and the small intestines
gastrostomySurgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
heart surgeryAny surgical procedure involving the heart
hemorrhoidectomy, haemorrhoidectomysurgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them
hysterotomysurgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
implantationA surgical procedure that places something in the human body
intestinal bypasssurgical operation that shortens the small intestine
jejunostomySurgical creation of an opening between the jejunum and the anterior abdominal wall
major surgeryAny surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance
microsurgerysurgery using operating microscopes and miniaturized precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on very small structures
minor surgeryAny surgical procedure that does not involve anesthesia or respiratory assistance
myotomysurgical incision or division of a muscle
myringectomySurgical removal of the eardrum
myringoplastySurgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft
myringotomysurgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)
neurosurgeryAny surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves)
orchiopexyoperation to bring an undescended testicle into the scrotum
osteotomySurgical sectioning of bone
ostomysurgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes
palatopharyngoplasty, PPP, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, UPPPSurgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway
phlebectomySurgical removal or all or part of a vein
photocoagulationsurgical procedure that uses an intense laser beam to destroy diseased retinal tissue or to make a scar that will hold the retina in cases of detached retina
plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaplastysurgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
polypectomySurgical removal of a polyp
resectionSurgical removal of part of a structure or organ
rhinotomysurgical procedure in which an incision is made in the nose to drain accumulated pus
rhizotomysurgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut
sex-change operation, transsexual surgerysurgical procedures and hormonal treatments designed to alter a person's sexual characteristics so that the resemble those of the opposite sex
sterilization, sterilisationThe act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
strabotomyThe surgical operation of cutting a muscle or tendon of the eye in order to correct strabismus
taxisThe surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part
tracheostomy, tracheotomyA surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air
transplant, transplantation, organ transplantAn operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
trephinationAn operation that removes a circular section of bone from the skull
tympanoplastySurgical correction or repair of defects or injuries in the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear
uranoplastySurgical correction of a defect of the palate
vasovasostomyA surgical procedure that attempts to restore the function of the vas deferens after a vasectomy
vivisectionThe act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)
wrong-site surgeryA surgical operation performed on the wrong part of the body
Broadermedical procedureA procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners
Spanishcirugía, intervención, operación, procedimiento quirúrgico
Catalancirurgia, intervenció, intervenció quirúrgica, operació, operació quirúrgica
Adjectivesoperativerelating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
Verbsoperateperform surgery on
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work.
Examples
  • "the operations in building a house"
  • "certain machine tool operations"
Synonymprocedure
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishoperación, procedimiento
Catalanoperació, procediment
Adjectivesoperationalpertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result
Verbsoperateperform as expected when applied
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 8, process
MeaningProcess or manner of functioning or operating.
Examples
  • "the power of its engine determines its operation"
  • "the plane's operation in high winds"
Synonymsfunctioning, performance
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Spanishfuncionalidad, funcionamiento, función, marcha, operatividad
Catalanfunció, funcionalitat, funcionament, operativitat
Verbsoperateperform as expected when applied
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 9, cognition
Meaning(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents.
Example "the cognitive operation of remembering"
Synonymsprocess, cognitive process, mental process, cognitive operation
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Narrowerbasic cognitive processcognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
higher cognitive processcognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
Spanishacto, proceso
Catalanprocés
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 10, act
Meaning(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods.
Example "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"
Synonymsmathematical process, mathematical operation
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Narrowerarithmetic operationA mathematical operation involving numbers
combinationThe act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order
constructionDrawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
differentiationThe mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function
exponentiation, involutionThe process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
integrationAn operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined
matrix operationA mathematical operation involving matrices
maximizationThe mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function
permutationThe act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements
relaxation, relaxation methodA method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount
Broadercalculation, computation, computingThe procedure of calculating
Spanishoperación matemática, operación, proceso matemático
Catalanoperació matemàtica, operació, procés matemàtic
English > operation: 11 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningThe activity of operating / operating something (a machine or business etc.).
Example"her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"
Categorycommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Verbsoperatehandle and cause to function
operatekeep engaged
operatedirect or control

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