Operation vs Unary - What's the difference?

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

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 unary is (mathematics) the unary numeral system; the bijective base-1 numeral system.

As nouns the difference between operation and unary

is that operation is the method by which a device performs its function while unary is (mathematics) the unary numeral system; the bijective base-1 numeral system.

As a adjective unary is

consisting of or involving a single element or component.

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

    * ----

    unary

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Consisting of or involving a single element or component.
  • (mathematics, programming, computer engineering) Of an operation, function, procedure or input; having domain of dimension 1.
  • Negation is a unary operation.

    Noun

    (unaries)
  • (mathematics) The unary numeral system; the bijective base-1 numeral system.
  • (information theory) Unary coding, an entropy encoding for natural numbers.
  • Coordinate terms

    * binary * ternary