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1. The act or process of operating or functioning.
2. The state of being operative or functional: a factory in operation.
3. A process or series of acts involved in a particular form of work: the operation of building a house.
4. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity: That restaurant is quite an operation.
5. An unethical or illegal business: a fencing operation for stolen goods.
6. Medicine A surgical procedure for remedying an injury, ailment, defect, or dysfunction.
7. Mathematics A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
8. A logical operation.
9. Computers An action resulting from a single instruction.
a. A military or naval action, campaign, or mission.
b. operations The headquarters or center from which a military action, flights into and out of an airfield, or other activities are controlled.
11. operations The division of an organization that carries out the major planning and operating functions.
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Noun1.operations - financial transactions at a brokerageoperations - financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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operations research
n (Econ) → betriebliche Verfahrens- or Planungsforschung, Operations Research f
operations room
n (Mil, Police) → Hauptquartier nt
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Captain Jonathan Blomsberry (cousin-german of Colonel Blomsberry, one of the most ardent supporters of the Gun Club, who had married an aunt of the captain and daughter of an honorable Kentucky merchant)-- Captain Blomsberry could not have wished for finer weather in which to bring to a close his delicate operations of sounding.
To the corvette Susquehanna had been confided the first operations of sounding.
I was complaining of a small fit of the colic, upon which my conductor led me into a room where a great physician resided, who was famous for curing that disease, by contrary operations from the same instrument.
Most of the amputations in the new settlements, and they were quite frequent, were per formed by some one practitioner who, possessing originally a reputation, was enabled by this circumstance to acquire an experience that rendered him deserving of it; and Elnathan had been present at one or two of these operations. But on the present occasion the man of practice was not to be obtained, and the duty fell, as a matter of course, to the share of Mr.
And yet this is the plain alternative involved by those who wish to deny it the power of extending its operations to individuals.
With such a balance the Gun Club might begin operations at once.
On a rough bench in the corner, a couple of woolly-headed boys, with glistening black eyes and fat shining cheeks, were busy in superintending the first walking operations of the baby, which, as is usually the case, consisted in getting up on its feet, balancing a moment, and then tumbling down,--each successive failure being violently cheered, as something decidedly clever.
We met to discuss and settle the plan of operations for each voyage of the Tremolino.
On the present occasion it was in active operation; one piece of information following another with inconceivable rapidity.
In order to ascertain the real character of the government, it may be considered in relation to the foundation on which it is to be established; to the sources from which its ordinary powers are to be drawn; to the operation of those powers; to the extent of them; and to the authority by which future changes in the government are to be introduced.
She is poor--how could she afford such an operation?"
I see you've had an operation. When you were a child, I suppose?"

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