n.1.The act of operating or working; operation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Concurrently with the truth and falsity of declarative or constative statements, more exactly in the context of last moment operance of the respective criterion, we could take into account--for the logical norming of language performances--the probability that the question is asked or not, that the order is given or not, that the wish is expressed or not, that the norm is ratified or not, etc., etc.