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Definition of holding operation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

holding operation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊldɪŋ ɒpəreɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊldɪŋ ɑːpəreɪʃn//
 
 
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a course of action that is taken so that a particular situation stays the same or does not become any worse