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Overview of noun operations

The noun operations has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) operations, trading operations

(financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records)


Overview of noun operation

The noun operation has 11 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (12) operation

(the state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule is no longer in operation")

2. (11) operation

(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")

3. (8) operation

(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")

4. (4) operation

((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")

5. (4) operation, military operation

(activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

6. (2) operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

(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")

7. (2) operation, procedure

(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")

8. operation, functioning, performance

(process or manner of functioning or operating; "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")

9. process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation

((psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering")

10. mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation

((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")

11. operation

(the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.); "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride")

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