[ noun ] the state of being in effect or being operative
"that rule is no longer in operation"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The jury praised the administration and operation of the Atlanta Police_Department , the Fulton_Tax_Commissioner_'s_Office , the Bellwood and Alpharetta prison_farms , Grady_Hospital and the Fulton_Health_Department .(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
The latter now furnishes the area with electricity distributed from a modern sub-station at Manchester_Depot which was put into operation February 19 , 1930 and was improved in January 1942 by the installation of larger transformers .(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
This operation would permit evaluation of the pilot plant , with a slowly increasing load , over a reasonable period_of_time .
The aerator had a variable speed drive to permit operation through a range of speeds .
Examination of the operations of the shopping_center permitted correlation of the 6 - hr composite samples with 24 - hr operations .
[ noun ] (business) a business especially one run on a large scale
: "a large-scale farming operation" "a multinational operation" they paid taxes on every stage of the operation" "they had to consolidate their operations"
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
In many cases that statement `` We break_even on our downtown operation and make money on our branches '' would be turned_around if the cost_analysis were recalculated on terms less prejudicial to the old store .
Fear of the competition - always a great motivating force in the American economy - makes retailers who do not have suburban operations exaggerate both the volume and the profitability of their rival 's shiny new branches .
If this analysis is correct , the suburban branches will turn_out to be what management 's cost_accountants refuse to acknowledge , marginal operations rather_than major factors .
[ noun ] process or manner of functioning or operating
"the power of its engine determine its operation" "the plane's operation in high winds" "they compared the cooking performance of each oven" "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
Used in print(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
Such measures are essential to its job of presenting business and Government with the facts required to meet the objective of expanding business and improving the operation of the economy .(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
Because of the falling characteristic of the rectifier , no ballast_resistor was required for stability of operation .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
Moreover , the cost of operations is always high in any new store , as the conservative bankers who act_as controllers for retail giants are beginning to discover .
[ noun ] a planned activity involving many people performing various actions
: "they organized a rescue operation" "the biggest police operation in French history" "running a restaurant is quite an operation" "consolidate the companies various operations"
Used in print(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
The direction , velocity , and season of these winds should be noted as to just how they will affect the recreation use and your maintenance and operation of the area .(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
These problems frequently arise where a firm is making items for the Government not directly along the lines of its normal civilian business or where the Government specifications require operations that the firm did not understand when it undertook the contract .(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
In 1918 the New_England_Telephone_Company began erecting a building to house its operations on the corner of U._S._Rte._7 and what is now Memorial_Avenue at Manchester_Center .
[ noun ] (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
"it can perform millions of operations per second"
Used in print(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)
A more detailed description of dictionary operations - text lookup and dictionary modification - give a clearer picture .
These two steps essentially complete the lookup operation .
The only requirements on dictionary information made by the text lookup operation are that each form represented by the dictionary be available for lookup in the text form list and that information for each form be available in a sequence identical with the sequence of the forms .
Entries are summarized only_when by doing so the amount of information retained in the dictionary is reduced and the time required for dictionary operations is decreased .
data_processing search asynchronous_operation auxiliary_operation access logic_operation concurrent_operation control_operation dyadic_operation fixed-cycle_operation multiplex_operation monadic_operation parallel_operation computer_operation printing_operation serial_operation boolean_operation sort synchronous_operation threshold_operation computer_science
[ noun ] (military) a military or naval action (as a maneuver or campaign)
"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
Used in print(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
The spraying operation was conducted from the rear deck of a small Naval vessel , cruising two miles off-shore and vertical to an on-shore breeze .
This operation was started at 5 : 00 p.m. and lasted for 29 minutes .
[ noun ] (work) a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
: "the operations in building a house" "certain machine tool operations"
Used in print(Successful Farming, 59:12...)
Filling these bunks by the same self unloading wagons used to fill silos spreads cost of the wagons over more time and operations .(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)
The Secretary_of_the_Interior or any duly authorized representative shall be entitled to admission to , and to require reports from the operator of , any metal or nonmetallic mine which is in a State ( excluding any coal or lignite mine ) , the products of_which regularly enter commerce or the operations of_which substantially affect commerce , for the purpose of gathering data and information necessary for the study authorized in the first section of_this Act .
[ noun ] (medicine,surgery) 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" "he died while undergoing surgery"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Bobby_Waters of Sylvania , Ga. , relief quarterback for the San_Francisco 49ers of the National_Football_League , will undergo a knee operation tomorrow at Franklin_Hospital here .(The Dallas Morning News,...)
He missed the 1955 season because of an operation on the ailing knee , then played 77 minutes in 1956 .
therapy medical_procedure ablation palatopharyngoplasty vasovasostomy uranoplasty colostomy amputation implantation sex-change_operation arthroscopy sterilization face_lift hysterotomy plastic_surgery craniotomy cryosurgery curettage angioplasty debridement heart_surgery arthroplasty jejunostomy keratoplasty laparotomy autoplasty minor_surgery major_surgery neurosurgery myringectomy myringotomy sclerotomy Shirodkar's_operation strabotomy tracheostomy transplant trephination cautery dilation_and_curettage vivisection brain_surgery myringoplasty decortication electrosurgery enterostomy enucleation evisceration exenteration fenestration gastrectomy gastroenterostomy gastrostomy haemorrhoidectomy lobotomy nose_job iridectomy iridotomy intestinal_bypass microsurgery myotomy chemosurgery castration wrong-site_surgery orchiopexy osteotomy ostomy phalloplasty phlebectomy photocoagulation polypectomy resection rhinotomy rhizotomy taxis tympanoplasty suturing incision haemostasia hypophysectomize trepan decorticate suction freeze ablate surgery
[ noun ] (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
"the process of thinking" "the cognitive operation of remembering"
[ noun ] (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
"the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation" "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"