Operation vs Heartbeat - What's the difference?

operation | heartbeat |

As nouns the difference between operation and heartbeat

is that operation is the method by which a device performs its function while heartbeat is one pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(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.


    * (mathematics) * (mathematics)

    Derived terms

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    (en noun)
  • One pulsation of the heart; especially an irregular one, hence the emotion which causes it.
  • The policeman waited for a heartbeat in vain
    ''He alone gives me such heartbeats
  • The rhythm at which a heart pulsates, a cardiac indicator
  • ''If your heartbeat doesn't normalize soon, consult a doctor!
  • A driving impulse or vital force.
  • Music is the heartbeat of the people.
  • A very short space of time; an instant.
  • The ambulance arrived in a heartbeat .
  • (computing) A periodic signal generated by hardware or software to indicate normal operation or to synchronize other parts of a system.
  • Synonyms

    * (rhythm at which a heart pulsates) pulse

    Derived terms

    * in a heartbeat