Operation vs Commute - What's the difference?

operation | commute |


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?

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

    * * *

    Anagrams

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    commute

    English

    Verb

    (commut)
  • To regularly travel from one's home to one's workplace or school, or vice versa .
  • I commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan by bicycle.
  • (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.
  • to commute for a year's travel over a route
  • (transitive, legal, criminology) To reduce the sentence previously given for a criminal offense.
  • His prison sentence was commuted to probation.
  • To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
  • * (rfdate) Jeremy Taylor:
  • He thinks it unlawful to commute , and that he is bound to pay his vow in kind.
  • 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.
  • to commute''' tithes; to '''commute charges for fares
  • * Macaulay
  • The utmost that could be obtained was that her sentence should be commuted from burning to beheading.
  • (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.
  • A pair of matrices share the same set of eigenvectors if and only if they commute .

    Derived terms

    * commuter * commuting

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A regular journey to or from a place of employment, such as work or school.
  • The route, time or distance of that journey.