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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 作業 操作 運算

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Op·er·ate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Operated p. pr. & vb. n. Operating.]
 1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strength, physical or mechanical; to act.
 2. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially Med., to take appropriate effect on the human system.
 3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.
    The virtues of private persons operate but on a few.   --Atterbury.
    A plain, convincing reason operates on the mind both of a learned and ignorant hearer as long as they live.   --Swift.
 4. Surg. To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.
 5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits. [Brokers' Cant]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: involved in a kind of operation; "the operating conditions
             of the oxidation pond"
      2: being in effect or operation; "de facto apartheid is still
         operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie
         Marmon Silko; "bus service is in operation during the
         emergency"; "the company had several operating divisions"
         [syn: operational, in operation(p), operating(a)]