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operation

  

      n  
1    the act, process, or manner of operating  
2    the state of being in effect, in action, or operative (esp. in the phrases in or into operation)  
3    a process, method, or series of acts, esp. of a practical or mechanical nature  
4      (Surgery)   any manipulation of the body or one of its organs or parts to repair damage, arrest the progress of a disease, remove foreign matter, etc.  
5   
a    a military or naval action, such as a campaign, manoeuvre, etc.  
b    cap and prenominal when part of a name  
Operation Crossbow     
6      (Maths)  
a    any procedure, such as addition, multiplication, involution, or differentiation, in which one or more numbers or quantities are operated upon according to specific rules  
b    a function from a set onto itself  
7    a commercial or financial transaction  


commando operation  
      n     (Surgery)   a major operation for treatment of cancer of the head and neck, involving removal of many facial structures and subsequent surgical reconstruction  
holding operation  
      n   a plan or procedure devised to prolong the existing situation  
logical operation  
      n     (Computing)   an operation involving the use of logical functions, such as and or or, that are applied to the input signals of a particular logic circuit  
Mules operation  
      n     (Austral)   the surgical removal of folds of skin in the breech of a sheep to reduce blowfly strike  
     (named after J. H. W. Mules (died 1946), Australian grazier who first suggested it)  
Operation Barbarossa  
      n   the codename for Hitler's invasion (1941) of Russia  
Operation Desert Storm  
      n   the codename for the U.S.-led UN operation to liberate Kuwait from Iraq (1991)  
Operation Overlord  
      n   the codename for the Allied invasion (June 1944) of northern France  
Operation Sealion  
      n   the codename for Hitler's proposed invasion (1940) of Great Britain  
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v.
1. the operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay 2. the act of taking full advantage of an easy opportunity
n.
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective

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