English noun: operation
|1.||operation (state) the state of being in effect or being operative|
|Samples||That rule is no longer in operation.|
|Broader (hypernym)||action, activeness, activity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||commission, idle, running|
|2.||operation (act) a business especially one run on a large scale|
|Samples||A large-scale farming operation.|
A multinational operation.
They paid taxes on every stage of the operation.
They had to consolidate their operations.
|Broader (hypernym)||business activity, commercial activity|
|3.||operation (act) a planned activity involving many people performing various actions|
|Samples||They organized a rescue operation.|
The biggest police operation in French history.
Running a restaurant is quite an operation.
Consolidate the companies various operations.
|Narrower (hyponym)||rescue operation, undercover operation|
|4.||operation (process) (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)|
|Samples||It can perform millions of operations per second.|
|Broader (hypernym)||data processing|
|Narrower (hyponym)||access, asynchronous operation, auxiliary operation, binary arithmetic operation, binary operation, boolean operation, computer operation, concurrent operation, consecutive operation, control function, control operation, dyadic operation, fixed-cycle operation, logic operation, logical operation, lookup, machine operation, memory access, monadic operation, multiplex operation, off-line operation, parallel operation, printing operation, search, sequential operation, serial operation, simultaneous operation, sort, sorting, synchronous operation, threshold operation, unary operation|
|Domain category||computer science, computing|
|5.||operation (act) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)|
|Samples||It was a joint operation of the navy and air force.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||amphibious operation, attack, campaign, combined operation, covert operation, information gathering, maneuver, manoeuvre, military campaign, military mission, mission, naval campaign, offence, offense, offensive, onrush, onset, onslaught, peacekeeping, peacekeeping mission, peacekeeping operation, psychological operation, psyop, reenforcement, reinforcement, simulated military operation, support|
|Instance hyponym||Argonne, Argonne Forest, Meuse, Meuse River, Meuse-Argonne, Meuse-Argonne operation, Operation Desert Storm|
|Domain category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|6.||operation (act) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body|
|Samples||They will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available.|
He died while undergoing surgery.
|Synonyms||surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process|
|Broader (hypernym)||medical procedure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ablation, amputation, anaplasty, angioplasty, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, brain surgery, castration, catheterisation, catheterization, cauterisation, cauterization, cautery, chemosurgery, craniotomy, cryosurgery, curettage, curettement, cutting out, D and C, debridement, decortication, dilatation and curettage, dilation and curettage, electrosurgery, enterostomy, enterotomy, enucleation, evisceration, excision, exenteration, extirpation, eye operation, eye surgery, fenestration, gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy, gastrostomy, haemorrhoidectomy, heart surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, hysterotomy, implantation, intestinal bypass, jejunostomy, major surgery, microsurgery, minor surgery, myotomy, myringectomy, myringoplasty, myringotomy, neurosurgery, orchiopexy, organ transplant, osteotomy, ostomy, palatopharyngoplasty, phlebectomy, photocoagulation, plastic surgery, polypectomy, PPP, purse-string operation, reconstructive surgery, resection, rhinotomy, rhizotomy, sex-change operation, Shirodkar's operation, sterilisation, sterilization, strabotomy, taxis, tracheostomy, tracheotomy, transplant, transplantation, transsexual surgery, trephination, tympanoplasty, UPPP, uranoplasty, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, vasovasostomy, vivisection, wrong-site surgery|
|Part holonym||haemostasia, haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis, incision, section, surgical incision, suturing|
|Domain category members||ablate, decorticate, freeze, hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize, suction, trepan|
|7.||operation (act) a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work|
|Samples||The operations in building a house.|
Certain machine tool operations.
|8.||operation (process) process or manner of functioning or operating|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||physical process, process|
|9.||operation (cognition) (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents|
|Samples||The process of thinking.|
The cognitive operation of remembering.
|Synonyms||cognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, process|
|Broader (hypernym)||cognition, knowledge, noesis|
|Narrower (hyponym)||basic cognitive process, higher cognitive process|
|Domain category||psychological science, psychology|
|10.||operation (act) (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods|
|Samples||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||mathematical operation, mathematical process|
|Broader (hypernym)||calculation, computation, computing|
|Narrower (hyponym)||arithmetic operation, combination, construction, differentiation, exponentiation, integration, involution, matrix operation, maximization, permutation, relaxation, relaxation method|
|Domain category||math, mathematics, maths|
|11.||operation (act) the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)|
|Samples||Her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride.|
|Domain category||business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise|