- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɝd͡ʒəɹi/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɜːd͡ʒəɹi/
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- (medicine, usually uncountable) A procedure involving major incisions to remove, repair, or replace a part of a body.
- Surgery is often necessary to prevent cancer from spreading.
- (medicine) The medical specialty related to the performance of surgical procedures.
- A room or department where surgery is performed.
- 2006, Philip Ball, The Devil's Doctor, Arrow, published 2007, page 51:
- The physician's proper place was in the library, not in the surgery.
- (Britain) A doctor's office.
- I dropped in on the surgery as I was passing to show the doctor my hemorrhoids.
- (Britain) Any arrangement where people arrive and wait for an interview with certain people, particularly a politician. cf. clinic.
- Our MP will be holding a surgery in the village hall on Tuesday.
- (finance, bankruptcy, slang) A pre-packaged bankruptcy or "quick bankruptcy".
- (topology) The production of a manifold by removing parts of one manifold and replacing them with corresponding parts of others.
- (by extension, figurative) Drastic changes made to anything.
- 2019, Ian Griffiths, Programming C# 8.0: Build Cloud, Web, and Desktop Applications, page 716:
- The C# compiler evidently performs some major surgery on your code each time you use the
- (procedure): operation, bright lights and cold steel (informal)
- (site of surgical operations): operating room, operating theatre, theatre, bright lights and cold steel (informal)
- (doctor's office): office (UK)
Derived terms Edit
procedure involving major incisions
room or department where surgery is performed
doctor's consulting room
any consulting room
any arrangement where people arrive and wait for an interview with certain people, particularly a politician
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Middle English Edit
- Alternative form of