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Definition 1: a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body - [noun denoting act]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available
  • he died while undergoing surgery

Synonyms for operation in the sense of this definition

(operation is a kind of ...) a procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical 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

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical sectioning of bone

(... is a kind of operation ) operation to bring an undescended testicle into the scrotum

(... is a kind of operation ) any surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves)

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of the eardrum

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical incision or division of a muscle

(... is a kind of operation ) any surgical procedure that does not involve anesthesia or respiratory assistance

(... is a kind of operation ) surgery using operating microscopes and miniaturized precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on very small structures

(... is a kind of operation ) any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance

(... is a kind of operation ) surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of a polyp

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of part of a structure or organ

(... is a kind of operation ) the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)

(... is a kind of operation ) a surgical procedure that attempts to restore the function of the vas deferens after a vasectomy

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical correction of a defect of the palate

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical correction or repair of defects or injuries in the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that removes a circular section of bone from the skull

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

"he had a kidney transplant" "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent" "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"

(... is a kind of operation ) a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes

(... is a kind of operation ) the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part

(... is a kind of operation ) the surgical operation of cutting a muscle or tendon of the eye in order to correct strabismus

(... is a kind of operation ) the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)

(... is a kind of operation ) a surgical procedure in which a suture is used to close the cervix in a pregnant woman; is performed when the cervix has failed to retain previous pregnancies

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical procedures and hormonal treatments designed to alter a person's sexual characteristics so that the resemble those of the opposite sex

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the nose to drain accumulated pus

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical creation of an opening between the jejunum and the anterior abdominal wall; will allow artificial feeding

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical operation that shortens the small intestine; used in treating obesity

(... is a kind of operation ) the operation of introducing a catheter into the body

(... is a kind of operation ) removal of the outer covering of an organ or part

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing

(... is a kind of operation ) surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette

(... is a kind of operation ) the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)

(... is a kind of operation ) a surgical opening through the skull

(... is a kind of operation ) use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer

(... is a kind of operation ) the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)

"bilateral castration results in sterilization"

(... is a kind of operation ) any surgical procedure involving the brain

(... is a kind of operation ) a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery

(... is a kind of operation ) a surgical removal of all or part of a limb

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of a body part or tissue

(... is a kind of operation ) a 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; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion

(... is a kind of operation ) surgery performed with electrical devices (as in electrocautery)

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine

(... is a kind of operation ) a surgical procedure that places something in the human body

"the implantation of radioactive pellets in the prostate gland"

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them

(... is a kind of operation ) any surgical procedure involving the heart

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical creation of an opening between the stomach wall and the small intestines; performed when the normal opening has been eliminated

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of all or part of the stomach

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis

(... is a kind of operation ) any surgical procedure involving the eyes

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient

(... is a kind of operation ) a surgical operation performed on the wrong part of the body

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical removal of something without cutting into it

"the enucleation of the tumor"

(... is a kind of operation ) surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)

(operation is a part of ...) surgical joining of two surfaces

(operation is a part of ...) surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)

(operation is a part of ...) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

(operation belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

"he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

(operation is the domain which ... is member of) remove the pituitary glands

(operation is the domain which ... is member of) remove an organ or bodily structure

(operation is the domain which ... is member of) remove the cortex of (an organ)

(operation is the domain which ... is member of) empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction

"suction the uterus in an abortion"

(operation is the domain which ... is member of) anesthetize by cold

(operation is the domain which ... is member of) cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery

Definition 2: (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods - [noun denoting act]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation
  • they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic

Synonyms for operation in the sense of this definition

(operation is a kind of ...) the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

(... is a kind of operation ) a 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

(... is a kind of operation ) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem

"the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"

(... is a kind of operation ) a mathematical operation involving matrices

(... is a kind of operation ) a mathematical operation involving numbers

(... is a kind of operation ) the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined

(... is a kind of operation ) the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function

(... is a kind of operation ) the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function

(... is a kind of operation ) the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order

(... is a kind of operation ) the act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements

(operation belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

Synonyms for operation in the sense of this definition

(operation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of operation ) an intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor

(... is a kind of operation ) military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments

(... is a kind of operation ) the act of collecting information

(... is a kind of operation ) a military operation by both land and sea forces

(... is a kind of operation ) the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)

(... is a kind of operation ) the action of attacking an enemy

(... is a kind of operation ) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"the attack began at dawn"

(... is a kind of operation ) a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission

"they called for artillery support"

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters

"the planes were on a bombing mission"

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea

(... is a kind of operation ) several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)

(... is a kind of operation ) a military training exercise

(... is a kind of operation ) a 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

(... is an instance of operation) an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11

(... is an instance of operation) the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)

(operation belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: a planned activity involving many people performing various actions - [noun denoting act]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they organized a rescue operation
  • the biggest police operation in French history
  • running a restaurant is quite an operation
  • consolidate the companies various operations

(operation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation organized to free from danger or confinement

(... is a kind of operation ) operation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act

"the police conducted a sting operation"

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation involving secret work within a community or institution

Definition 5: a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the operations in building a house
  • certain machine tool operations

Synonyms for operation in the sense of this definition

(operation is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

Definition 6: a business especially one run on a large scale - [noun denoting act]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a large-scale farming operation
  • a multinational operation
  • they paid taxes on every stage of the operation
  • they had to consolidate their operations

(operation is a kind of ...) activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise

Definition 7: the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride

(operation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(operation belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

Definition 8: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the process of thinking
  • the cognitive operation of remembering

Synonyms for operation in the sense of this definition

(operation is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of operation ) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of operation ) cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

(operation belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 9: (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction) - [noun denoting process]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it can perform millions of operations per second

(operation is a kind of ...) (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information

(... is a kind of operation ) (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation with exactly one operand

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation in which two or more activities are interleaved

(... is a kind of operation ) the simultaneous execution of two or more operations

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that controls the printing or display of information

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property

"they wrote a program to do a table lookup"

(... is a kind of operation ) the sequential execution of operations one after another

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion

"the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"

(... is a kind of operation ) operations that are initiated predictably by a clock

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that follows the rules of symbolic logic

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that is completed in a specified number of regularly timed execution cycles

(... is a kind of operation ) operations that occur without a regular or predictable time relation to other events

(... is a kind of operation ) a operation performed by off-line equipment not under the control of the central processing unit

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that follows the rules of Boolean algebra; each operand and the result take one of two values

(... is a kind of operation ) an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform

(... is a kind of operation ) two or more operations performed at the same time (or within a give interval)

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation that controls the recording or processing or transmission of interpretation of data

"a control operation started the data processing"

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation on exactly two operands

(... is a kind of operation ) an operation performed on operands in order to obtain the value of a threshold function

(operation belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 10: process or manner of functioning or operating - [noun denoting process]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the power of its engine determines 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

Synonyms for operation in the sense of this definition

(operation is a kind of ...) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

"events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

Definition 11: the state of being in effect or being operative - [noun denoting state]

Samples where operation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that rule is no longer in operation

(operation is a kind of ...) the state of being active

"his sphere of activity" "he is out of action"

(... is a kind of operation ) the state of being in good working order and ready for operation

"put the ships into commission" "the motor was out of commission"

(... is a kind of operation ) the state of being in operation

"a running engine"

(... is a kind of operation ) the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling

"the car engine was running at idle"

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