Operation vs. Surgery

Operation vs. Surgery — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Operation and Surgery

Operationnoun

The act or process of operating or functioning.

Surgerynoun

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by the use of instruments.

Operationnoun

The state of being operative or functional

a factory in operation.

Surgerynoun

Treatment based on such medicine, typically involving the removal or replacement of diseased tissue by cutting

The athlete had surgery on his knee.

Operationnoun

A process or series of acts involved in a particular form of work

the operation of building a house.

Surgerynoun

A procedure that is part of this treatment; an operation

The doctor performed three surgeries this morning.
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Operationnoun

An instance or method of efficient, productive activity

That restaurant is quite an operation.

Surgerynoun

An operating room or a laboratory of a surgeon or of a hospital's surgical staff

How long has the patient been in surgery?.

Operationnoun

An unethical or illegal business

a fencing operation for stolen goods.

Surgerynoun

A physician's, dentist's, or veterinarian's office.

Operationnoun

(Medicine) A surgical procedure for remedying an injury, ailment, defect, or dysfunction.

Surgerynoun

The period during which a physician, dentist, or veterinarian consults with or treats patients in the office.

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Operationnoun

(Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.

Surgerynoun

(medicine) A procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.

Many times surgery is necessary to prevent cancer from spreading.

Operationnoun

A logical operation.

Surgerynoun

(medicine) The medical specialty related to the performance of surgical procedures.

Operationnoun

(Computers) An action resulting from a single instruction.

Surgerynoun

A room or department where surgery is performed.

Operationnoun

A military or naval action, campaign, or mission.

Surgerynoun

(British) A doctor's office.

I dropped in on the surgery as I was passing to show the doctor my hemorrhoids.

Operationnoun

operations The headquarters or center from which a military action, flights into and out of an airfield, or other activities are controlled.

Surgerynoun

(British) Any arrangement where people arrive and wait for an interview with certain people, particularly a politician. cf. clinic.

Our MP will be holding a surgery in the village hall on Tuesday.

Operationnoun

operations The division of an organization that carries out the major planning and operating functions.

Surgerynoun

A pre-packaged bankruptcy or "quick bankruptcy".

Operationnoun

The method by which a device performs its function.

It is dangerous to look at the beam of a laser while it is in operation.

Surgerynoun

(topology) The production of a manifold by removing parts of one manifold and replacing them with corresponding parts of others.

Operationnoun

The method or practice by which actions are done.

Surgerynoun

the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures;

he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School

Operationnoun

The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.

Surgerynoun

a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted;

he read the warning in the doctor's surgery

Operationnoun

A planned undertaking.

The police ran an operation to get vagrants off the streets.The Katrina relief operation was considered botched.

Surgerynoun

a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations;

great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

Operationnoun

A business or organization.

We run our operation from a storefront.They run a multinational produce-supply operation.

Surgerynoun

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 availablehe died while undergoing surgery

Operationnoun

(medicine) A surgical procedure.

She had an operation to remove her appendix.

Operationnoun

a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands).

Operationnoun

(military) A military campaign (e.g. Operation Desert Storm)

Operationnoun

(obsolete) Effect produced; influence.

Operationnoun

a business especially one run on a large scale;

a large-scale farming operationa multinational operationthey paid taxes on every stage of the operationthey had to consolidate their operations

Operationnoun

a planned activity involving many people performing various actions;

they organized a rescue operationthe biggest police operation in French historyrunning a restaurant is quite an operationconsolidate the companies various operations

Operationnoun

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 housecertain machine tool operations

Operationnoun

the state of being in effect or being operative;

that rule is no longer in operation

Operationnoun

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 availablehe died while undergoing surgery

Operationnoun

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

it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

Operationnoun

(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

Operationnoun

process or manner of functioning or operating;

the power of its engine determine its operationthe plane's operation in high windsthey compared the cooking performance of each oventhe jet's performance conformed to high standards

Operationnoun

(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods;

the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivationthey were learning the basic operations of arithmetic

Operationnoun

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

the process of thinkingthe cognitive operation of remembering

Operationnoun

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

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