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Definition of Operation

Operation

  1. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
  2. The method of working; mode of action.
  3. That which is operated or accomplished; an effect brought about in accordance with a definite plan; as, military or naval operations.
  4. Effect produced; influence.
  5. Something to be done; some transformation to be made upon quantities, the transformation being indicated either by rules or symbols.
  6. Any methodical action of the hand, or of the hand with instruments, on the human body, to produce a curative or remedial effect, as in amputation, etc.

Operation Quotations

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
George Bernard Shaw

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
John Ruskin

It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
Walt Kelly

When you decide to get involved in a military operation in a place like Syria, you've got to be prepared, as we learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, to become the government, and I'm not sure any country, either the United States or I don't hear of anyone else, who's willing to take on that responsibility.
Colin Powell
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Operation Translations

operation in Afrikaans is operasie
operation in Dutch is bewerking, operatie, ingreep
operation in German is Arbeitsablauf {m}, Betrieb, Arbeitsgang {m}
operation in Italian is fase di lavorazione, operazione, servizio
operation in Spanish is operacion
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