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Synonyms for operation
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. operation(noun)

    the state of being in effect or being operative

    "that rule is no longer in operation"

    Synonyms:
    process, performance, mathematical process, functioning, cognitive process, surgical operation, surgical process, mathematical operation, surgery, procedure, mental process, military operation, surgical procedure, cognitive operation

  2. operation(noun)

    a business especially one run on a large scale

    "a large-scale farming operation"; "a multinational operation"; "they paid taxes on every stage of the operation"; "they had to consolidate their operations"

    Synonyms:
    process, performance, mathematical process, functioning, cognitive process, surgical operation, surgical process, mathematical operation, surgery, procedure, mental process, military operation, surgical procedure, cognitive operation

  3. operation(noun)

    a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

    "they organized a rescue operation"; "the biggest police operation in French history"; "running a restaurant is quite an operation"; "consolidate the companies various operations"

    Synonyms:
    process, performance, mathematical process, functioning, cognitive process, surgical operation, surgical process, mathematical operation, surgery, procedure, mental process, military operation, surgical procedure, cognitive operation

  4. operation(noun)

    (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

    "it can perform millions of operations per second"

    Synonyms:
    process, performance, mathematical process, functioning, cognitive process, surgical operation, surgical process, mathematical operation, surgery, procedure, mental process, military operation, surgical procedure, cognitive operation

  5. operation, military operation(noun)

    activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

    "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

    Synonyms:
    process, performance, mathematical process, functioning, cognitive process, surgical operation, surgical process, mathematical operation, surgery, procedure, mental process, military operation, surgical procedure, cognitive operation

  6. operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process(noun)

    a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

    "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"

    Synonyms:
    surgery, mathematical operation, process, procedure, operating room, surgical operation, operating theatre, cognitive operation, performance, functioning, operating theater, military operation, cognitive process, surgical procedure, mental process, mathematical process, surgical process

  7. operation, procedure(noun)

    a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work

    "the operations in building a house"; "certain machine tool operations"

    Synonyms:
    routine, surgery, mathematical operation, process, procedure, subroutine, surgical operation, function, cognitive operation, performance, subprogram, functioning, military operation, cognitive process, surgical procedure, mental process, mathematical process, surgical process

  8. operation, functioning, performance(noun)

    process or manner of functioning or operating

    "the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"

    Synonyms:
    surgery, mathematical operation, process, procedure, surgical operation, cognitive operation, performance, public presentation, carrying into action, execution, functioning, carrying out, military operation, cognitive process, surgical procedure, mental process, mathematical process, surgical process

  9. process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation(noun)

    (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

    "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"

    Synonyms:
    surgery, mathematical operation, process, summons, functioning, surgical operation, cognitive operation, performance, physical process, mathematical process, procedure, outgrowth, military operation, cognitive process, unconscious process, surgical procedure, mental process, appendage, surgical process

  10. mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation(noun)

    (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods

    "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"

    Synonyms:
    mathematical operation, performance, cognitive operation, mathematical process, cognitive process, surgical operation, surgical process, process, surgery, procedure, functioning, military operation, surgical procedure, mental process

  11. operation(noun)

    the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)

    "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"

    Synonyms:
    process, performance, mathematical process, functioning, cognitive process, surgical operation, surgical process, mathematical operation, surgery, procedure, mental process, military operation, surgical procedure, cognitive operation

Wiktionary

  1. operation(noun)

    Synonyms:
    transformation, function

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. operation

    Operation is action considered with reference to the thing acted upon, and may apply to the action of an intelligent agent or of a material substance or force; as, the operation of a medicine. Performance and execution denote intelligent action, considered with reference to the actor or to that which he accomplishes; performance accomplishing the will of the actor, execution often the will of another; we speak of the performance of a duty, the execution of a sentence. Compare ACT.

    Synonyms:
    action, agency, effect, execution, force, influence, performance, procedure, result

    Antonyms:
    failure, inaction, ineffectiveness, inefficiency, inutility, powerlessness, uselessness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. operation

    Synonyms:
    agency, action, exercise, production, influence, performance

    Antonyms:
    cessation, inaction, rest, inoperativeness, inefficacy, inefficiency, misoperation

Editors Contribution

  1. campaign

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. operation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    action, agency, force, influence, effect

  2. operation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    performance, procedure, process, proceeding, manipulation

  3. operation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    movement, motion, manœuvre

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. operation

    Synonyms:
    Intervention, procedure

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How to use operation in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “The modern theory of evolution does not require gradual change. It in fact, the operation of Darwinian processes should yield exactly what we see in the fossil record. It is gradualism that we must reject, not Darwinism.

  2. Dmitry Peskov:

    Our air force operation is continuing in Syria, it is not a secret for anyone that the continuing mingling in places of the so-called moderate opposition with Al-Nusra is a really serious problem.

  3. Greg Austin:

    Just interfere with a process that creates a physical effect of some sort that then has a destructive effect on the operation of the missile, you're aware that the leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile.

  4. President George H.W. Bush:

    During Operation Desert Storm, our troops served with valor and honor to defend what was right and just. Some lost their lives; others still live today with the wounds suffered in battle. Their sacrifices must not be forgotten.

  5. Security Bureau:

    In conducting any operation, the police will act on the basis of actual circumstances and according to the law.


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    • B. dissipate
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