Definition of Operating room

1. Noun. A room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations. "Great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic"

Exact synonyms: Operating Theater, Operating Theatre, Or, Surgery
Generic synonyms: Hospital Room

Definition of Operating room

1. Noun. a room in a hospital used for performing surgery ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Operating Room

operating budget
operating capability
operating capital
operating concept
operating cost
operating cycle
operating expense
operating expenses
operating instructions
operating loss
operating losses
operating microscope
operating procedure
operating room (current term)
operating room information systems
operating room nursing
operating room technicians
operating rooms
operating statement
operating surgeon
operating system
operating systems
operating table
operating theater
operating theatre
operating theatres
operating time

Literary usage of Operating room

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Photographic Manipulation: Treating of the Practice of the Art by Lake Price (1858)
"A little contrivance and knowledge of the operating room. requirements which have to be provided for, will shou|d ])e make the difference between an ..."

2. Practical Nursing: A Text-book for Nurses by Anna Caroline Maxwell, Amy Elizabeth Pope (1914)
"Care of the operating room and its Contents IT will be impossible to prevent the infection of wounds unless the rooms in which operations are performed and ..."

3. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1896)
"The hospital is 44 feet long, two rooms 10x18 to be used as wards, with a room 12x18 in the centre to be used as dispensary and operating room. ..."

4. A History of the Boston City Hospital from Its Foundation Until 1904 by Isabel Adams (Hampton) Robb, Boston City Hospital, David Williams Cheever, George Washington Gay, Amos Lawrence Mason, John Bapst Blake (1906)
"There is a fifth operating room which is reserved for either service, while a regular operating room is being cleansed or sterilized. ..."

5. A Text-book of obstetrics by Barton Cooke Hirst (1909)
"The Hospital operating room.—The requirements for a modern operating room differ as the room is designed simply for operative work or for instruction of ..."

6. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by Gerhard Richard Lomer, John William Cunliffe (1915)
"There were two American photog- Lest they should hear that their com- tains as usual we made what cheer we — and I withdrew to the operating room, ..."

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