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Synonyms for operation

Synonyms for operation

the way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions

Synonyms for operation

the state of being in effect or being operative

a business especially one run on a large scale

a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments

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


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process or manner of functioning or operating

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

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The former Sunderland defender is set for an exploratory operation on his groin injury and, with only three weeks to the end of the campaign, may be allowed to start his summer break early.
But Lavinia was rushed into A&E in February in great pain and underwent an exploratory operation.
PSV's medical team decided to take him to the St Amna Hospital in the nearby town of Geldrop where van der Hoogenband, who had been supervising his rehabilitation, carried out the exploratory operation.
After an exploratory operation and tests, Mr Bletchly says his daughter was discharged from hospital on February 16 and told she was suffering from constipation and that she should follow a high-fibre diet.
Sarah, from Abercwmboi, Aberdare, needed emergency surgery after developing blood clots in her brain following an exploratory operation last Monday.
Through a live video link from Florida, Mr Richard's daughter Carol Lang, a health care professional, told the court that consultant surgeon Robert Sutton admitted he had made a mistake during an exploratory operation in November 1995.
An exploratory operation just over a week ago confirmed the knee is heeling well and the 27-year-old former Le Havre play-maker is hopeful of rejoining his team-mates in full training this month.
Meanwhile, Allan Picken will have an exploratory operation on his knee tomorrow as the injury-plagued defender again seeks to clear up the probklems which have affected him since he picked up a knock on his Saddlers debut in August.
City, who could regain an automatic place if they win this game in hand, have on-loan striker Lee Mills on the bench while Robert Taylor is still injured and Lee Peacock has had an exploratory operation on his knee.
An exploratory operation on his foot this week has revealed an ankle ligament has come away from the bone.
The former Dundee hitman will have an exploratory operation on his knee amid fears he may miss the rest of the season.
Sarah, from Abercwmboi, Aberdare, who suffers a rare form of epilepsy due to a birthmark in her brain, suffered complications following an exploratory operation on Tuesday at the King's College Hospital, London.
But now Guillaume will have an exploratory operation to disclose the extent of that damage.
Andy is going to have an exploratory operation on his knee," said Hodgson, whose side aim to end a run of five straight league defeats tonight.
The 25-year-old has been dogged by a knee problem all season and is now facing the prospect of a second exploratory operation.
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