functioning vs operation what difference

what is difference between functioning and operation

English

Verb

functioning

  1. present participle of function

Adjective

functioning (comparative more functioning, superlative most functioning)

  1. Functional, working
  2. (euphemistic, of a person) Mentally disabled but still able to survive in wider society.
    Oh, he looked pretty functioning to me.

Synonyms

  • (functional): useful

Translations

Noun

functioning (plural functionings)

  1. Action of the verb function.
  2. Manner by which something functions; the workings.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle French operation, from Old French operacion, from Latin operātiō, from the verb operor (I work), from opus, operis (work). Equivalent to operate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɒpəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɑpəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: op‧e‧ra‧tion

Noun

operation (countable and uncountable, plural operations)

  1. 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.
  2. The method or practice by which actions are done.
  3. The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
    • Speculative painting, without the assistance of manual operation, can never attain to perfection.
  4. A planned undertaking.
    The police ran an operation to get vagrants off the streets.
    The Katrina relief operation was considered botched.
  5. A business or organization.
    We run our operation from a storefront.
    They run a multinational produce-supply operation.
  6. (medicine) A surgical procedure.
    She had an operation to remove her appendix.
  7. (computing, logic, mathematics) A procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands);
    (mathematics, more formally) a function which maps zero or more (but typically two) operands to a single output value.
  8. (military) A military campaign (e.g. Operation Desert Storm)
  9. (obsolete) Effect produced; influence.
    • The bards [] had great operation on the vulgar.

Synonyms

  • (mathematics): function, transformation

Derived terms

  • (business or organization): mission operations
  • Related terms

    Descendants

    • Japanese: オペレーション (operēshon)
    • Scottish Gaelic: opairèisean

    Translations

    References

    • operation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

    Further reading

    • operation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
    • operation in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

    Anagrams

    • petronoia

    Interlingua

    Noun

    operation (plural operationes)

    1. operation (surgical procedure)

    Middle French

    Noun

    operation f (plural operations)

    1. function; role

    Swedish

    Etymology

    From Latin operātiō

    Pronunciation

    Noun

    operation c

    1. (medicine) surgery

    Declension

    References

    • operation in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
    • operation in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

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