operation

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operation is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˌɒpəˈɹeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /%Qp@"reIS@n/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌɑːpəˈɹeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /%A:p@"reIS@n/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
operation

Plural
operations

  1. An operation is a medical process, often opening the human body.
    The doctors performed the operation in three hours.
  2. An operation is an action of a group of people working for a goal (often military).
    The Army operation was a success.
  3. An operation is part or all of a business. (often plural)
    The company's East Coast operation was bigger than its West Coast operation.
  4. (mathematics) An operation is a symbol that is used to perform a specific operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) in maths.
    The plus symbol is used to perform a specific operation in maths which is addition.

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