Synonyms for operation

Synonyms for (noun) operation

Synonyms: operation

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

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

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: operation

Definition: a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

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

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: operation, procedure

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

Usage: the operations in building a house; certain machine tool operations

Similar words: work

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something

Usage: she checked several points needing further work


Synonyms: surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, operation

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

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

Similar words: medical procedure

Definition: a procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners


Synonyms: operation, mathematical operation, mathematical process

Definition: (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods

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

Similar words: computing, computation, calculation

Definition: the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods


Synonyms: military operation, operation

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

Usage: it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: operation

Definition: a business especially one run on a large scale

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

Similar words: business activity, commercial activity

Definition: activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise


Synonyms: cognitive operation, cognitive process, operation, mental process, process

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

Usage: the process of thinking; the cognitive operation of remembering

Similar words: noesis, knowledge, cognition

Definition: the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning


Synonyms: operation

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

Usage: it can perform millions of operations per second

Similar words: data processing

Definition: (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information


Synonyms: operation, performance, functioning

Definition: process or manner of functioning or operating

Usage: 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

Similar words: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls


Synonyms: operation

Definition: the state of being in effect or being operative

Usage: that rule is no longer in operation

Similar words: action, activeness, activity

Definition: the state of being active

Usage: his sphere of activity; he is out of action