The family runs a small farming operation.
The company is a billion-dollar operation.
Recent Examples on the WebThose companies sought and won approval Aug. 10 for rapid expansion of their commercial operations in the city from the California Public Utilities Commission.—Russ Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2023 Thus, the cave rescue part of the operation has ended successfully.—Doha Madani, NBC News, 11 Sep. 2023 While the post said that David Chang’s groundbreaking spot would cease operations after 17 years, this is the second closing in its history.—Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2023 Watching from the Senate, which has been working to pass all 12 of the regular bills needed to fund government operations through committees ahead of floor votes starting next week, Republicans hope cooler heads in the House will prevail on all fronts.—CBS News, 11 Sep. 2023 The hearing marked a turning point in Amtrak’s attempt to take the reins of the station’s operations and management to pursue multibillion-dollar investments.—Luz Lazo, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 Introduced earlier this year by Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, in response to continuing deaths in San Diego County jails and other local detention centers, Senate Bill 519 initially gave county supervisors the authority to take jail operations away from sheriffs who resisted improved practices.—Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 The next steps for Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie could be rehab starts later this week at Double-A Akron, according to Guardians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti.—Joe Noga, cleveland, 10 Sep. 2023 In the lead-up to the 2020 United States elections, for example, US Cyber Command carried out an unusually public offensive operation meant to disrupt the Trickbot botnet.—Matt Burgess, WIRED, 30 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English operacion "work, action, procedure performed on a body, functioning," borrowed from Medieval Latin operātiōn-, operātiō, going back to Latin, "application of effort, functioning (of natural forces)," from operārī "to busy oneself, be at work" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at operate