operating

adjective
op·​er·​at·​ing | \ ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tiŋ How to pronounce operating (audio) , ˈä-ˌprā- \

Definition of operating

: of, relating to, or used for or in operations operating expenses a hospital operating room

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Examples of operating in a Sentence

the only operating nuclear power plant in the state

First Known Use of operating

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for operating

from present participle of operate

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The first known use of operating was in 1728

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“Operating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/operating. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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operating

adjective
How to pronounce operating (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of operating

: relating to the way a machine, vehicle, device, etc., functions or is used and controlled
: relating to the way a business, department, program, etc., functions or is controlled

operating

adjective
op·​er·​at·​ing | \ ˈäp-(ə-)ˌrāt-iŋ How to pronounce operating (audio) \

Medical Definition of operating

: of, relating to, or used for operations a hospital operating room operating scissors

operating

adjective
op·​er·​at·​ing | \ ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tiŋ \

Legal Definition of operating

1 : engaged in active business
2 : arising out of or relating to the current daily operations of a concern (as in transportation or manufacturing) as distinct from its financial transactions and permanent improvements operating expenses operating personnel

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