Definition of special operation in English:

special operation

noun

Military
  • A military operation involving specialized forces or equipment; especially one that is covert or involves unconventional tactics or objectives and is usually carried out by Special Forces (chiefly in plural).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Popular Science Monthly. From special + operation.

Pronunciation

special operation

/ˌspɛʃl ɒpəˈreɪʃn/