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operating, present participle; operated, past tense; operated, past participle; operates, 3rd person singular present;
  1. (of a person) Control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system)
    • - a shortage of workers to operate new machines
  2. (of a machine, process, or system) Function in a specified manner
    • - market forces were allowed to operate freely
  3. Be in effect
    • - there is a powerful law that operates in politics
  4. (of a person or organization) Manage and run (a business)
    • - many foreign companies operate factories in the U.S
  5. (of an organization) Be managed and run in a specified way
    • - neither company had operated within the terms of its charter
  6. (of an armed force) Conduct military activities in a specified area or from a specified base
    • - the mountain bases from which the guerrillas were operating
  7. Perform a surgical operation
    • - the surgeons refused to operate
    • - my brother had to be operated on last week
  8. Function; work
    • - we have as yet no conclusive evidence on how these cells operate

  1. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  2. function: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
  3. handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
  4. manoeuver: perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  5. happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
  6. engage: keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
  7. "Operate" is a song written and recorded by Peaches. The song was released as a double limited vinyl A-side with "Shake Yer Dix" to promote the release of her second studio album Fatherfucker.
  8. (Operation (game)) Operation is a battery-operated game of physical skill that tests players' hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. Originally made by Milton Bradley, and currently made by Hasbro it has been in production since 1965, the year in which the game was invented by John Spinello.
  9. (Operation (mathematics)) In its simplest meaning in mathematics and logic, an operation is an action or procedure which produces a new value from one or more input values. There are two common types of operations: unary and binary. ...
  10. (Operation (universal algebra)) In logic and mathematics, a finitary operation ω is a function of the form ω : X1 × … × X'k → Y. ...
  11. (Operations (military staff)) Military Operations is a concept and application of military science that involves planning the operations for the projected maneuvering forces's provisions, services, training, and administrative functions — to allow them to commence, insert, then egress from ...
  12. (The Operation) The Operation M.D. (formerly The Operation) is a Canadian rock band created by Dr. Dynamite (Cone of Sum 41) and Dr. Rocco (Todd Morse of H2O and Juliette and the Licks) as a side project to their other bands. ...
  13. To perform a work or labour; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act; To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (Med. ...
  14. operated by the means specified e.g. a battery-operated toy
  15. (operation) The method by which a device performs its function; The method or practice by which actions are done; A planned undertaking; A business or organization; a surgical procedure; a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands; the value for any ...
  16. (Operating) 24 § The motion referred to other business than the holding of cash, securities or similar assets. If the cash, securities or other assets held as part of the movement, counts possession, however, the movement.
  17. (Operating) A coaster that is currently running
  18. (Operating) Expenses. This is where the creativity comes in. The theory is that as it gets more expensive to run the building, so tenants pays their part of that increase. Now let's see what they’ve come up with:
  19. (Operating) in Indiana, proof of the element of ‘operating’ means proof of an intent and ability to control/drive your vehicle. It does not require that the vehicle be on a roadway or in motion. Also, the type of vehicle does not matter, it can be a golf cart or a lawn mower. ...
  20. (Operating) shall mean having the care or control of a vehicle.
  21. (operating) used by some state statutes in lieu of the term “driving,” the definition of which can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. ...
  22. (Operation) The act of a transport vehicle travelling from point to point
  23. (Operation) although there are many meanings to the word "operation", in medicine it refers to a surgical procedure.
  24. (Operation) Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are the basic arithmetic operations.
  25. (operation) A service that can be requested from an object to effect behavior. An operation has a signature, which may restrict the actual parameters that are possible.