# Operation vs Arithmetic - What's the difference?

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## In context|mathematics|lang=en terms the difference between operation and arithmetic

is that operation is (mathematics) a procedure for generating a value from one or more other values (the operands; the value for any particular operands is unique) while arithmetic is (mathematics) of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.

## As nouns the difference between operation and arithmetic

is that operation is the method by which a device performs its function while arithmetic is the mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

## As a adjective arithmetic is

(mathematics) of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.

# operation

## English

(wikipedia 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.
• 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

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# arithmetic

## English

(wikipedia arithmetic)

### Noun

(en-noun)
• The mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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#### Synonyms

* (study) math (US), maths (UK), mathematics

#### Derived terms

(terms derived from the noun "arithmetic") * affine arithmetic * arithmetician * binary arithmetic * Boolean arithmetic * clock arithmetic * congruence arithmetic * decimal arithmetic * floating-point arithmetic * fuzzy arithmetic * interval arithmetic * location arithmetic * modular arithmetic * Peano arithmetic * Presburger arithmetic * saturation arithmetic * significance arithmetic

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• (mathematics) Of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical.
• arithmetic geometry
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• (arithmetic) Of a progression, mean, etc, computed solely using addition.
• arithmetic progression

#### Coordinate terms

* (computed solely using addition) geometric

#### Derived terms

(terms derived from the adjective "arithmetic") * arithmetic mean * arithmetic progression * arithmetic series