Operation vs Commute - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between operation and commute
is that operation
is the method by which a device performs its function while commute
is a regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
As a verb commute is
to regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or vice versa
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The method by which a device performs its function.
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
- It is dangerous to look at the beam of a laser while it is in operation .
- The pain and sickness caused by manna are the effects of its operation on the stomach.
A planned undertaking.
- Speculative painting, without the assistance of manual operation , can never attain to perfection.
- The police ran an operation to get vagrants off the streets.
A business or organization.
- The ''Katrina'' relief operation was considered botched.
- We run our operation from a storefront.
(medicine) a surgical procedure.
- They run a multinational produce-supply operation .
(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.
- She had an operation to remove her appendix.
- The bards had great operation on the vulgar.
To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or vice versa .
(finance) To pay out the lumpsum present value of an annuity, instead of paying in instalments.
To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part.
- I commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan by bicycle.
(transitive, legal, criminology) To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.
- to commute for a year's travel over a route
To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
* (rfdate) Jeremy Taylor:
- His prison sentence was commuted to probation.
To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate.
- He thinks it unlawful to commute , and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind.
- to commute''' tithes; to '''commute charges for fares
(mathematics) Of an operation, to be commutative, i.e. to have the property that changing the order of the operands does not change the result.
- The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be commuted from burning to beheading.
- A pair of matrices share the same set of eigenvectors if and only if they commute .
A regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
The route, time or distance of that journey.