operating

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adjective op·er·at·ing \ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tiŋ, ˈä-ˌprā-\

Definition of operating

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

Examples of operating in a Sentence

  1. the only operating nuclear power plant in the state

First Known Use of operating

1728


OPERATING Defined for English Language Learners

operating

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Definition of operating for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

operating

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adjective op·er·at·ing \ˈäp-(ə-)ˌrāt-iŋ\

Medical Definition of operating

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


Law Dictionary

operating

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

Legal Definition of operating

  1. 1 :  engaged in active business

  2. 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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