• "Fred was the first to be operated on."
    "Fred was the first to be operated on."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj operational being in effect or operation "de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie Marmon Silko","bus service is in operation during the emergency","the company had several operating divisions"
    • adj operational (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
    • adj operational fit or ready for use or service "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped","the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable","an operational aircraft","the dishwasher is now in working order"
    • adj operational pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result "operational difficulties","they assumed their operational positions"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right) Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting...


  • Pir Vilayat Khan
    Pir Vilayat Khan
    “It is not good enough for things to be planned -- they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.”
  • Raymond Holliwell
    Raymond Holliwell
    “Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.”
  • George Santayana
    “The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.”
  • Michael Sky
    Michael Sky
    “The real challenge (in life) is to choose, hold, and operate through intelligent, uplifting, and fully empowering beliefs.”
  • Steve Ross
    Steve Ross
    “You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.”
  • L. Ron Hubbard
    L. Ron Hubbard
    “Being competent means the ability to control and operate the things in the environment and the environment itself.”


In literature:

In the course of the operations of this division 586 miles have been passed over and such notes taken as will form the basis of a map.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
And I am a wireless operator, sir.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
An Investigation of the Natural Operations employed in consolidating the Strata of the Globe.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
We were operating on borrowed money, and just beginning our first year's operations.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
They have co-operative creameries and co-operative packing houses.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
These changes extended the necessary operations of the Roman fleet, and taxed its strength.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
An army marching on this line of operations will have a front of operations and a strategic front.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
Now the telegraph is in operation and supercedes the courier.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Evidently an important operation was in progress, and a collision either at Estcourt or Mooi River impended.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
This operation is performed in various ways.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The Irish Land Act of 1903 was the product of the experience gained during eighteen years of the operation of the preceding Purchase Acts.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
There had been a night operation, following on a busy day, and the operating-room nurses needed help.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The purpose of the operations in Alsace was, namely, to retain a large part of the enemy's forces far from the northern theatre of operations.
"New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915" by Various
It turned out that Hakin knew where the explosives were planted, and where the submarines were kept, and even how to operate them.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The final rotary impulse which immediately follows will operate the rotary relay and this, in turn, will operate the private magnet.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
We have seen that he did not share the common prejudice against co-operation with France.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
After that first operation, I was his nurse for all of his New York operations.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
It was only two or three miles long, and was operated with horses.
"Great Inventions and Discoveries" by Willis Duff Piercy
Hence no two lime liquors operate alike, and approximate regularity is only assured by systematic method.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
The operation of advancing the frames was effected in the following way.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel

In poetry:

Operation Haylift Offisir Wm Colby
Saw Marshall Ky fly opium Mr. Mustard told me
Indochina desk he was Chief of Dirty Tricks
"Hitch-hiking" with dope pushers was how he got his fix
"CIA Dope Calypso" by Allen Ginsberg
"Fow Wot?" says the lad, mouth and eyes open full;
"Because, after eating, he's apt to be dull.
To this operation an hostler is willing,
Because his demand, as a fee, is a shilling."
"The Art Of Speaking" by William Hutton
WHENE'ER with pitying eye I view
Each operative sot in town.
I smile to think how wondrous few
Get drunk who study at the U-
—niversity we've Got in town,
—niversity we've Got in town.
"Stinkomalee Triumphans" by Richard Harris Barham
Insulting, they put guardrails up,
as if it were a crib!
I growl at the head nurse; we compose on one.
I have been operating from nothing,
like a dog after its tail
more slowly, losing altitude.
"Dream Song 54: 'NO VISITORS' I thumb the roller to" by John Berryman
And the operator says "Forty cents more, for the next three minutes."
Please Mrs. Avery, I've just got to talk to her
I'll only keep her a while
Please Mrs. Avery, just want to tell her
Goodbye !
"Sylvia's Mother" by Shel Silverstein
Realized here in actual operation
are all the hopes the poet once expressed
writing his Rural Cantos for our nation,
his rhapsody of farm life at its best.
Oh sunbright lass! behold the hero faring
home to the farm, with triumph in his bearing!
"The Lay of Hulda" by Jonas Hallgrimsson

In news:

Sedalia resident and Brian's Gym Owner/Operator Brian Spencer keeps himself very busy with the day to day operations at Brian's Gym, but it is something that he enjoys very much.
Designed for wireless operation is the battery-operated Freedom ™ series from Chauvet DJ.
Under a new FCC rule, anyone who uses a wireless microphone that operates in the 700MHz band must stop operating their wireless microphone by June 12, 2010.
Restaurant continues to operate at the Municipal Golf Course after its operator relinquished it to the city.
Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC has received conditional approval to build and operate the Gemini thermal oil sands project near Beaverdam in the Cold Lake area of Alberta.
" Gliders have been operating safely in Hemet for decades, and their operations there are completely compatible with other airport users," Dunn said.
In our second installment of this series on Night Vision Goggles (NVG), three fire departments that operate aircraft while using NVG weigh in on the benefits and dangers of night operations.
Restoration Hardware doesn't operate many stores, but it is enjoying tremendous momentum at the ones it does operate.
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort has inked a deal making it the operator of the Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, America's largest cross-country operation.
This easy-to-use control system offers smooth operation and fewer levers than conventional stump grinders , allowing for maximum productivity and little strain on the operator.
"Operating this unique aircraft has been an inspiring experience and it is with a very heavy heart that we've come to this point requiring us to cease operations and ground Eureka," Hall said in a statement.
0The Flint Area Narcotics Group out in force, taking part in another of a series of operations collectively known as "Operation HEMP .".
Images courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro released designs for a third and final phase of the High Line in NYC yesterday.
The operating speed is 10 rpm, and the operating temperature is 70 degrees C. The mixer has these specifications.
Operators say the first of Ohio's four new casinos has had more than 2.6 million visitors during its first six months of operation.

In science:

RihR| + |LihL| is an identical operator for the system. ˆX and ˆI are a flip operator and an identical operator for the ancilla bit. ˆσx is a spin operator of the x component defined as ˆσx = |RihR| − |LihL|.
Proposal for testing Einstein's moon using three-time correlations
We denote by kC k and kC kS 1 the operator norm and the trace norm of the corresponding operator on ℓ2 and we say that def= ∞) if the matrix u does not determine a bounded kC k def= ∞ (respectively kC kS 1 operator (respectively an operator of class S 1 ).
Functions of perturbed unbounded self-adjoint operators. Operator Bernstein type inequalities
These operators can have their origin in the strong sector or in the electroweak sector or can be written as four-fermion operators. A discussion on the operators we have used for the strong sector can be seen in while for the electroweak sector the operators are defined in [8, 9, 10, 11].
top FCNC physics at a Linear Collider after the LHC
Since an arbitrary two-valued POVM {T0 , T1} is represented by an operator 0 ≤ T ≤ I (I is the identity operator) as T0 = I − T , T1 = T , an operator 0 ≤ T ≤ I is called a test (operator) in hypothesis testing.
Quantum hypothesis testing for quantum Gaussian states: Quantum analogues of chi-square, t and F tests
The diamond operator ha(x)i is called a bound input modal operator, h¯axi a free output modal operator and h¯a(x)i a bound output modal operator.
Characterisations of Testing Preorders for a Finite Probabilistic pi-Calculus
Such operators include, in particular, local gauge-invariant purely gluonic operators, fermionic bilinear operators, and Wilson loop operators.
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
Since each operator of interest to us in QCD is induced by a symmetry operation on the QCD Lagrangian, we define the corresponding operator in the effective theory as the operator induced by the same symmetry operation on the Skyrme Lagrangian.
Test of the Skyrme Effective Field Theory Using Quenched Lattice QCD
In the case of a tensor operator of degeneracy one, the null space is uniquely determined by the group properties of the operator and the state operated upon: for higher degeneracy the operators for distinct degeneracy labels are chosen to have a null space each larger than the previous and completely containing it.
SU3 isoscalar factors
Then the operator A(g ) : H+ → H+ , the Toeplitz operator associated to g and ρ, is an index zero Fredholm operator, while C (g ) : H+ → H− , the Hankel operator associated to g , is in Lp for all p.
Invariant measures for unitary forms of Kac-Moody groups, Parts I-III
We say that an operator is constructible from a set O of operators if either it belongs to O or it is obtained as a composition of operators in O. A set of operators O is closed under regularity if the following is true.
Some Combinatorics behind Proofs
Identifying the system {ω} with that of the X -left-invariant forms we can interpret the differential operator dV as the vertical exterior differential operator on F0 , that is, with the operator on F0 that in any point is identified with the exterior differential operator on the orbit (see Appendix A).
Introduction to BRS symmetry
Such operators can be expressed in terms of operators with extra gluon fields, which means, conversely, that certain combinations of ¯qGq operators reduce to divergences of leading twist operators and give rize to extra meson mass correction terms.
Handbook of Higher Twist Distribution Amplitudes of Vector Mesons in QCD
On the other hand, the transformation (42) is much more complicated than the Bogoliubov transformation: The latter is a linear transformation connecting the bare operators with quasi-particle operators, whereas the former is a nonlinear transformation between the bare operators and the new boson operators.
Time evolution of condensed state of interacting bosons with reduced number fluctuation in a leaky box
Most importantly, one should consider the natural operators on these spaces, namely, the creation and annihilation operators, and operators constructed from them. I discuss these operators in the group case in Section 2.5, with some comments about the simplifications that occur in the Rd case.
Harmonic analysis with respect to heat kernel measure
This basis has been symmetrized with respect to the simplex operation and is an eigenstate of the operator Π2T , with Π2 = ˆP e−iπ ˆJx , T is the time–reversal operator, and ˆP the parity operator .
Particle number projection with effective forces