operation


operation
noun
1 medical
ADJECTIVE
major
minor, small
life-saving, vital
emergency
routine (esp. BrE)
delicate

a delicate eye operation

exploratory
surgical, transplant
heart, knee, etc.
VERB + OPERATION
have, undergo

He had an operation to remove a growth.

come through, survive

She came through the operation well.

carry out, perform

the surgeon performing the operation

PREPOSITION
during a/the operation

She woke during the operation.

operation for

an operation for a kidney problem

operation on

a major operation on his heart

2 organized activity
ADJECTIVE
big, large-scale, major, massive
covert, undercover
combined, joint
tricky (esp. BrE)

a tricky rescue operation

successful
combat, intelligence, military, naval, police
air, flight, ground, land, sea

US forces had to conduct ground and air operations.

The airline has appointed a new director of flight operations.

guerrilla
clean-up, counterterrorist, drilling, mining, mopping-up, offensive, peacekeeping, relief, rescue, salvage, security, tactical

UN troops supervised the relief operations.

banking, building, business, commercial

restrictions placed on business operations

psychological operations, special operations

Special operations forces were on the ground in Afghanistan.

VERB + OPERATION
begin, launch, mount, undertake

The authorities launched a massive security operation in the city.

carry out, conduct, run
oversee, supervise
PREPOSITION
during a/the operation

during joint military operations

PHRASES
a theatre/theater of operations (= where military operations take place)
3 fact of sth functioning
ADJECTIVE
effective, efficient, smooth
normal
daily, day-to-day

the smooth day-to-day operation of the department

VERB + OPERATION
come into

A ceasefire came into operation in May.

bring sth into (esp. BrE), put sth into
cease

The factory will cease operation at the end of the year.

PREPOSITION
during operation

The machine can get very hot during operation.

in operation

The current tax system has been in operation for ten years.

PHRASES
in full operation, into full operation

the only reactor in full operation


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