Operation vs Warfare - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between operation and warfare

is that operation is the method by which a device performs its function while warfare is the waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy.

As a verb warfare is

to lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

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

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    Anagrams

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    warfare

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The waging of war or armed conflict against an enemy.
  • * Bible, 1 Sam. xxviii. 1
  • The Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare , to fight with Israel.
  • Military operations of some particular kind e.g. guerrilla warfare.
  • Derived terms

    * antiwarfare * asymmetric warfare * biological warfare * chemical warfare * class warfare * conventional warfare * cyberwarfare * e-warfare * electronic warfare * germ warfare * guerrilla warfare * information warfare * open warfare * psychological warfare * siege warfare * spiritual warfare * trench warfare * warfarer

    Verb

    (warfar)
  • To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.
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