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 for operating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Operate \Op"er*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Operated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Operating.] [L. operatus, p. p. of operari to work,
     fr. opus, operis, work, labor; akin to Skr. apas, and also to
     G. ["u]ben to exercise, OHG. uoben, Icel. [ae]fa. Cf.
     Inure, Maneuver, Ure.]
     1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strength,
        physical or mechanical; to act.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the
        result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take
        appropriate effect on the human system.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power
        or influence.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The virtues of private persons operate but on a few.
                                                    --Atterbury.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A plain, convincing reason operates on the mind both
              of a learned and ignorant hearer as long as they
              live.                                 --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Surg.) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a
        methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a
        view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation,
        lithotomy, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to
        speculative profits. [Brokers' Cant]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  operating \operating\ adj.
     1. pr. p. of operate; as, the operating conditions of the
        oxidation pond.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. having an effect or influence.
  
     Syn: at work(predicate), in operation, operant.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  operating
      adj 1: involved in a kind of operation; "the operating
             conditions of the oxidation pond"
      2: being in effect or operation; "de facto apartheid is still
         operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie Marmon
         Silko; "bus service is in operation during the emergency";
         "the company had several operating divisions" [syn:
         operational, in operation(p), operating(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "operating":
     acting, active, at work, behavioral, functional, functioning,
     going, going on, in exercise, in force, in hand, in operation,
     in play, in practice, in process, in the works, inaction, on foot,
     on the fire, ongoing, operational, performing, practicing, running,
     serving, working
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  operating
  
     1. operating system.
  
     2. operator.
  

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