operating

adjective
op·er·at·ing | \ ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tiŋ , 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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Phrases Related to operating

operating room

operating table

operating theatre

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The first known use of operating was in 1728

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operating

adjective

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 \

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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