Operation vs Surgery - What's the difference?

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Operation is a synonym of surgery.


In context|medicine|lang=en terms the difference between operation and surgery

is that operation is (medicine) a surgical procedure while surgery is (medicine) a procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.

As nouns the difference between operation and surgery

is that operation is the method by which a device performs its function while surgery is (medicine) a procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.

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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    surgery

    Noun

    (surgeries)
  • (medicine) A procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.
  • Many times surgery is necessary to prevent cancer from spreading.
  • (senseid)(medicine) The medical specialty related to the performance of surgical procedures.
  • A room or department where surgery is performed.
  • *2006 , (Philip Ball), The Devil's Doctor , Arrow 2007, p. 51:
  • *:The physician's proper place was in the library, not in the surgery .
  • (British) A doctor's consulting room.
  • I dropped in on the surgery as I was passing to show the doctor my hemorrhoids.
  • (British) Any arrangement where people arrive and wait for an interview with certain people, similar to a doctor's surgery.
  • Our MP will be holding a surgery in the village hall on Tuesday.
  • (finance, bankruptcy, slang) A pre-packaged bankruptcy or "quick bankruptcy".
  • (topology) The production of a manifold by removing parts of one manifold and replacing them with corresponding parts of others.
  • Synonyms

    * (procedure) operation * (room or department) operating room, operating theatre, theatre

    Derived terms

    * meatball surgery * remote surgery * surgeon * surgical * telesurgery