operation

operation
[[t]ɒ̱pəre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
operations
1) N-COUNT: usu supp N An operation is a highly organized activity that involves many people doing different things.

The rescue operation began on Friday afternoon...

The soldiers were engaged in a military operation close to the Ugandan border.

...a big operation against the drugs trade.

2) N-COUNT A business or company can be referred to as an operation.

Thorn's electronic's operation employs around 5,000 people...

The two parent groups now run their business as a single combined operation.

Syn:
3) N-COUNT When a patient has an operation, a surgeon cuts open their body in order to remove, replace, or repair a diseased or damaged part.

Charles was at the clinic recovering from an operation on his arm.

4) N-UNCOUNT: in/out of N If a system is in operation, it is being used.

Until the rail links are in operation, passengers can only travel through the tunnel by coach.

...the free banking system that has been in operation since the early eighties.

Syn:
in use
5) N-UNCOUNT: in/out of N If a machine or device is in operation, it is working.

There are three ski lifts in operation.

Syn:
6) PHRASE: V inflects When a rule, system, or plan comes into operation or you put it into operation, you begin to use it.

The Financial Services Act came into operation four years ago...

Cheaper energy conservation techniques have been put into operation in the developed world.


English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • opération — [ ɔperasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe « ouvrage, travail »; lat. operatio 1 ♦ Action d un pouvoir, d une fonction, d un organe qui produit un effet selon sa nature. Les opérations de la digestion. « La mémoire est nécessaire pour toutes les opérations de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • operation — op‧e‧ra‧tion [ˌɒpəˈreɪʆn ǁ ˌɑː ] noun 1. [uncountable] the way the parts of a machine, system etc work together, or the process of making a machine, system etc work: • the design and operation of specialized equipment 2. in/​into operation… …   Financial and business terms

  • Operation Ke — Part of the Pacific Theater of World War II …   Wikipedia

  • Operation 40 — was a Central Intelligence Agency sponsored undercover operation in the early 1960s, which was active in the United States and the Caribbean (including Cuba), Central America, and Mexico. It was created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in March… …   Wikipedia

  • Operation MO — Teil von: Zweiter Weltkrieg, Pazifikkrieg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Operation — may refer to: Scientific operation Surgery, or operation An operation in mathematics: Unary operation Binary operation Arity In language, an operation is a word which represents a function (or instruction), rather than a term or name In computer… …   Wikipedia

  • Operation Mo — Map showing the movements of the Port Moresby invasion force, and the plan for the force s landing at Port Moresby Planned …   Wikipedia

  • Operation — (von lateinisch operatio, „die Verrichtung“) bezeichnet: Operation (Medizin), in der Medizin einen chirurgischen Eingriff in den Organismus Operation (Informatik), in der EDV einen durch einen Befehl ausgelösten Programmschritt Operation (UML),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Operation RY — Map of the Coral Sea area with Nauru and Ocean (Banaba) islands in the top right corner. Planned April 1942 Objective Occupation of …   Wikipedia

  • Operation FB — was part of the Arctic Convoys of World War II. This operation consisted of independent sailings by unescorted transport ships between Iceland and Murmansk in the Autumn of 1942. Contents 1 Background 2 Operation FB 3 Independent sailings …   Wikipedia

  • Operation K — Part of the Pacific Theater of World War II Approximate route of Operation K …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”