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     ( operating tables    plural  ) An operating table is a table which a patient in a hospital lies on during a surgical operation.      n-count  
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operating     
Operating profits and costs are the money that a company earns and spends in carrying out its ordinary trading activities, in contrast to such things as interest and investment.     (BUSINESS)      adj   ADJ n  
The group made operating profits of £80m before interest.     


operating room        ( operating rooms    plural  ) An operating room is the same as an operating theatre.  
  (AM)      n-count  
operating system        ( operating systems    plural  ) The operating system of a computer is its most basic program, which it needs in order to function and run other programs.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
operating table        ( operating tables    plural  ) An operating table is a table which a patient in a hospital lies on during a surgical operation.      n-count  
operating theatre        ( operating theatres    plural  ) An operating theatre is a special room in a hospital where surgeons carry out medical operations.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=theatre)  
in AM, use operating room     

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File Allocation Table
n.
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.
exp.
business operating in a "real world" not on the internet : like a department store, a car manufacturer
see : click and mortar : a business that combine new technologies and traditional business
vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
[Comp.]
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
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