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.

As a adjective invariant is

not varying; constant.

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

    * ----

    invariant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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.