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op·er·ate

 (ŏp′ə-rāt′)
v. op·er·at·ed, op·er·at·ing, op·er·ates
v.intr.
1. To perform a function; work: The motor operates smoothly.
2. To perform surgery.
3.
a. To exert an influence: forces operating on the economy.
b. To produce a desired or proper effect: a drug that operates quickly.
4. To carry on a military or naval action or campaign.
5. Informal To conduct business in an irregular or devious manner: drug dealers operating in residential and urban areas.
v.tr.
1. To control the functioning of; run: operate a sewing machine.
2. To conduct the affairs of; manage: operate a business.
3. To supply with power: a car that is operated by electricity.

[Latin operārī, operāt-, to work; see op- in Indo-European roots.]

operating

(ˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ)
adj
involved in the operations of a businessinvolved in surgical operations
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.operating - involved in a kind of operation; "the operating conditions of the oxidation pond"
2.operating - being in effect or operation; "de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie Marmon Silko; "bus service is in operation during the emergency"; "the company had several operating divisions"
operative - being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"

operating

adjective
In action or full operation:
Translations

operating

[ˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (Comm) [budget, assets] → de explotación
operating costs or expensesgastos mpl de explotación
operating losspérdida f de explotación
operating profitbeneficio m de explotación
2. (Comput) operating systemsistema m operativo
3. (Tech) operating conditionscondiciones fpl de funcionamiento
B. CPD operating room N (US) (Med) = operating theatre operating table N (Med) → mesa f de operaciones
operating theatre N (Med) → quirófano m, sala f de operaciones

operating

[ˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ] adj [costs, expenses, losses] → d'exploitation; [profit, income, assets, budget, cash] → d'exploitation operating softwareoperating instructions nplmode m d'emploioperating manual nmanuel m d'utilisationoperating room n (US)salle f d'opérationoperating software nlogiciel m d'exploitationoperating system nsystème m d'exploitationoperating table ntable f d'opération
to be on the operating table → être sur la table d'opérationoperating theatre n (British)salle f d'opération

operating

adj attr
(Tech, Comm) → Betriebs-; operating pressureBetriebsdruck m; operating profitBetriebsgewinn m; operating statement (US) → Gewinn- und Verlustrechnung f
(Med) → Operations-

operating

:
operating licence, (US) operating license
operating manual
operating room
n (US Med) → Operationssaal m, → OP m
operating system
n (Comput) → Betriebssystem nt
operating table
n (Med) → Operationstisch m
operating theatre
n (Brit Med) → Operationssaal m, → OP m

operating

[ˈɒpəˌreɪtɪŋ] adj
a. (Comm) (costs) → di gestione, d'esercizio
b. (Med) → operatorio/a; (nurse) → di sala operatoria
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Enoch talked about the advisability of the govern- ment's owning and operating the railroads and the man gave him a cigar.
Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
Her physical organization, moreover, being at once delicate and healthy, gave her a perception, operating with almost the effect of a spiritual medium, that somebody was near at hand.
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He was too clever for a bad governess, for a parson's daughter, to spoil; and the strangest if not the brightest thread in the pensive embroidery I just spoke of was the impression I might have got, if I had dared to work it out, that he was under some influence operating in his small intellectual life as a tremendous incitement.
There was a half-column account of the robbery--it was evident that a gang was operating in the neighborhood, said the paper, for it was the third within a week, and the police were apparently powerless.
Bethell, now in Cutler's place at the head of the New York Company, has been the operating chief for eighteen years.
If the legislative authority, which possesses so many means of operating on the motives of the other departments, should be able to gain to its interest either of the others, or even one third of its members, the remaining department could derive no advantage from its remedial provision.
First he took out a soldering iron and some plumbing solder, and then small oil lamp, which gave out, when lit in a corner of the tomb, gas which burned at a fierce heat with a blue flame, then his operating knives, which he placed to hand, and last a round wooden stake, some two and a half or three inches thick and about three feet long.
The curiosity of the captain was aroused, to behold the mode of operating of this far-famed architect; he moved forward, therefore, with the utmost caution, parting the branches of the water willows without making any noise, until having attained a position commanding a view of the whole pond, he stretched himself flat on the ground, and watched the solitary workman.
A few terminated in a single fine point, and, like very delicate pencils, were employed in giving the finishing touches, or in operating upon the more sensitive portions of the body, as was the case in the present instance.
He was in love, very much in love; and it was a love which, operating on an active, sanguine spirit, of more warmth than delicacy, made her affection appear of greater consequence because it was withheld, and determined him to have the glory, as well as the felicity, of forcing her to love him.