noun. 1. a form of cognitive scheme which is mental, stems from behavior, exists in an ordered system wherein it is operating with all other functions, and adheres to a group of logical rules, most imperatively that of reversibility. 2. a surgical process.

OPERATION: "The operation should be carried out with the utmost regard for privacy and security of the study results."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPERATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/operation/ (accessed October 14, 2021).