Operation vs Invariant - What's the difference?

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

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 invariant is (mathematics) unaffected by a specified operation (especially by a transformation).

As nouns the difference between operation and invariant

is that operation is the method by which a device performs its function while invariant is an invariant quantity, function etc.

not varying; constant.

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

* (mathematics) * (mathematics)

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invariant

English

• not varying; constant
• (mathematics) Unaffected by a specified operation (especially by a transformation)
• (computing, programming) Neither covariant nor contravariant.
• Synonyms

* (not varying) invariable

Derived terms

* class invariant

Noun

(en noun)
• An invariant quantity, function etc.