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{adj: two-handed, bimanual} requiring two hands or designed for two people
"a two-handed sledgehammer"
"a two-handed crosscut saw"
"a machine designed for bimanual operation"

{adv: operationally} in respect to operation
"reported the machine operationally satisfactory"
"a well-trained staff that is operationally adequate"

{n: chemical engineering} the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes

{n: computer operation, machine operation} an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform

{n: control, controller} a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
"the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"
"I turned the controls over to her"

{n: drive} a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
"a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"

{n: mechanical engineering} the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of machinery

{n: operation, procedure} a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
"the operations in building a house"
"certain machine tool operations"

{n: operation} the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)
"her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"

{n: run} the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
"the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"

{n: run} the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
"a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"

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