1. operating budget a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
  2. operating cost the expense of maintaining property
  3. operating surgeon a physician who specializes in surgery
  4. operating system (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
  5. pertinent being of striking appropriateness
  6. operating table table on which the patient lies during a surgical operation
  7. opportunity a possibility from a favorable combination of circumstances
  8. operating procedure a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation
  9. operating theater a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
  10. operating capital capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements
  11. operating room a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
  12. operating capability the capability of a technological system to perform as intended
  13. operation code the portion of a set of operation descriptions that specifies the operation to be performed; the set of operations in a computer
  14. operating involved in a kind of operation
  15. operating theatre a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
  16. imperative requiring attention or action
  17. operating expense the expense of maintaining property
  18. operating statement a financial statement that gives operating results for a specific period
  19. reporting weight a person's body weight at the beginning of the season
  20. vibrating reed a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it