Operation or Administration - What's the difference?

operation | administration |


As nouns the difference between operation and administration

is that operation is the method by which a device performs its function while administration is (uncountable) the act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.

operation

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 .
  • The method or practice by which actions are done.
  • The act or process of operating; agency; the exertion of power, physical, mechanical, or moral.
  • * John Locke
  • The pain and sickness caused by manna are the effects of its operation on the stomach.
  • * Dryden
  • Speculative painting, without the assistance of manual operation , can never attain to perfection.
  • A planned undertaking.
  • The police ran an operation to get vagrants off the streets.
    The ''Katrina'' relief operation was considered botched.
  • A business or organization.
  • We run our operation from a storefront.
    They run a multinational produce-supply operation .
  • (medicine) a surgical procedure.
  • She had an operation to remove her appendix.
  • (computing, logic, mathematics) a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands).
  • (military) a military campaign (e.g. )
  • (obsolete) Effect produced; influence.
  • * Fuller
  • The bards had great operation on the vulgar.

    Synonyms

    * (mathematics) * (mathematics)

    Derived terms

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    Anagrams

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    administration

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (uncountable) The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.
  • (countable) A body that administers; the executive part of government; the persons collectively who are entrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain.
  • Successive US administrations have had similar Middle East policies.
  • (uncountable) The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation.
  • ''the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.
  • (uncountable, business) Management.
  • (uncountable, legal, UK) An arrangement whereby an insolvent company can continue trading under supervision.
  • The company went into voluntary administration last week.

    Synonyms

    * supervision, conduct, management, regulation, organization, governing

    References

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