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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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bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old rouged tumblers, while the light-fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.
On certain afternoons in the week there were operations; and he stood in the well of the theatre, in a white jacket, ready to hand the operating surgeon any instrument he wanted or to sponge the blood away so that he could see what he was about.
He found the Cossacks, inquired for the regiment operating with Platov's detachment and by evening found his master, Nicholas Rostov, quartered at Yankovo.
In 'Smoke' I was now aware of an artifice that kept out of sight, but was still always present somewhere, invisibly operating the story.
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.

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