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Operation

Operation. In the broadest sense an operation is any business function. In many businesses, operations refers to manufacturing, production, or the chief function of the company.

Expanded Definition

An operating company is one that provides a product or service. That compares to a holding company that often is staffed by administrative services personnel and may be limited to executives and accounting funcitions.

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