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  • adj. in operation
  • adj. that operates
  • adj. involved in an operation
  • v. Present participle of operate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. pr. p. of operate.
  • adj. having an effect or influence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. involved in a kind of operation
  • adj. being in effect or operation


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  • If you exclude realized gains and losses from both periods, our title operating margins improved dramatically from 7.8% last year to 12.2% this year.

  • I think this is what you call operating without a hint of shame.


  • But my recollection of Fischer Black is that he was more focused on what I call operating leverage, not financial leverage.

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  • In another monastery, we find what they call the operating theater.

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  • They bring him into what they called their operating room where chaos immediately ensues.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2003

  • "Do you think all men who are what you call operating around are like that?" she asked.

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  • Adjusted Operating Cash Flow is a non-GAAP measure which we define as operating income loss exclusive of depreciation, amortization, share-based compensation, restructuring and reorganization expenses and debt issuance costs.

  • We estimate that our free cash flow, which we define as operating cash flow less CapEx and dividends, will be in the range of $125 million to $150 million in fiscal year 2011.

  • So let me just break out the actual numbers, what I call the operating part of that other.

  • This is what we call operating at the "apex of the high-level performance pyramid": maximum speed, no compromises in technique.

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