Bedeutung von “operation” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˌɒpərˈeɪʃən/

B1 If you have an operation, a doctor cuts your body to remove or repair part of it:

a heart/lung operation
a major/minor operation
My son's got to have an operation.

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an organization or business:

a large commercial operation

an activity that is intended to achieve a particular purpose:

a joint operation by French and Spanish police
an operation to smuggle drugs into Britain
in operation

If a machine or system is in operation, it is working or being used:

The new rail link is now in operation.
Most of the machines are now back in operation.

(Definition von “operation” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)