The way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions
The act of putting into play
The act of causing to function
The figures ran through our operation like a train past a no-stop station.
Now I'm able to adjust my method of operation accordingly.
This might be the adoption of commercial standards as well as the creation and operation of a civil court system and laws.
Was this a possible way to salvage our operation that otherwise was doomed to wreckage?
His health was ruined by his debaucheries, and a surgical operation became necessary.