Definition of surgery in English:

surgery

Line breaks: sur|gery
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːdʒ(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural surgeries)

  • 1 [mass noun] The treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments: cardiac surgery he had surgery on his ankle
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    • Mngani said the current internship covers three or four domains such as internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • Possible adverse events were detected by two nurses in medicine and surgery and two midwives in obstetrics.
    • Lasers are used in a variety of situations in medicine and surgery.
  • 2British A place where a doctor, dentist, or other medical practitioner treats or advises patients.
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    • Literature will be available from libraries, GP surgeries, hospitals and dentists.
    • I believe that is an underestimate judging how filthy some hospitals and doctor's surgeries are.
    • Medical wastes result from treatment of patients in hospitals, clinics, and surgeries.
  • 2.1 [in singular] A period of time during which patients may visit a doctor, dentist, or other medical practitioner for treatment or advice: Doctor Bailey had finished his evening surgery
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    • It is hoping to open on Saturday mornings as well as holding a late surgery one weekday evening.
    • Three Salford GPs will carry out the surgery in sessions held two or three times a week.
  • 2.2An occasion on which an MP, lawyer, or other professional person gives advice.
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    • Woodhatch residents no longer need to travel to Redhill for advice as an outreach surgery will be operating soon on their doorstep.
    • The first was held at the weekly coffee morning in the Methodist Church and he followed that with an evening surgery on Monday night.
    • It houses a resource library where residents can access computers and welfare information and hosts a weekly surgery where the public can meet street wardens and local councillors.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French surgerie, contraction of serurgerie, from serurgien (see surgeon).

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