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come into operation
To begin to apply, operating, or take effect; to begin implementing or enforcing (something). Several policies, aimed at helping struggling citizens get by, come into operation next month. The new law will come into operation on the first of January.
Operational; functioning or working as intended; in current use. Once the factory is in operation, we expect to provide over 300 jobs to local residents. The family-owned restaurant, which has been in operation for nearly 85 years, announced that it will be closing on Friday. We have a policy in operation in case something like this ever happened.
put (something) into operation
To commence doing or using something. We've spent enough time preparing—let's put this plan into operation. We finally put the machine into operation after spending all morning repairing it.
a clean-up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. It's all over except a small mopping-up operation. The mopping-up operation from the hurricane should cost just under twenty million.
come into opeˈrationstart working; start having an effect: The new rules come into operation from next week.
in opeˈrationworking, being used or having an effect: The system needs to be in operation for six months before it can be assessed. ♢ Temporary traffic controls are in operation on New Road.
put something into opeˈrationmake something start working; start using something: It’s time to put our plan into operation.
n. a clean-up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. It’s all over except a small mopping-up operation.