"operation" Definition

  1. n. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
  2. n. The method of working; mode of action.
  3. n. That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or naval operations.
  4. n. Effect produced; influence.
  5. n. Something to be done; some transformation to be made upon quantities, the transformation being indicated either by rules or symbols.
  6. n. Any methodical action of the hand, or of the hand with instruments, on the human body, to produce a curative or remedial effect, as in amputation, etc.

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Position in dictionary: 68082 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "operation": 1
Words that end with "operation": 5
Words that contain "operation": 5
Next words in dictionary: operative, operatively, operator, operatory, opercle, opercula, opercular, operculate, operculated, operculiferous
Previous words in dictionary: operating, operatical, operatic, operated, operate, operant, operand, operancy, operance, operameter

English Dictionary Definition of operation

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