2 [uncountable]especially American EnglishMHthe place where operations are done in a hospital [= operating room AmE; = theatre BrE]
Dr. Hanson is in surgery.
3 [countable]British EnglishMHa place where a doctor ordentist gives treatment [= office American English]
4 [uncountable]British EnglishMHa regular period each day when people can see a doctor ordentist [= office hours American English]
Surgery is from 9am - 1pm on weekdays.
5 [countable]British EnglishPGPa special period of time when people can see aMember of Parliament to discuss problems
WORD FOCUS: doctor WORD FOCUS: doctor similar words:physicianespecially AmE, GPBritish English, consultant, registrar a doctor who does operations:surgeon a doctor who treats mental illnesses:psychiatrist, psychotherapist, shrinkinformal a doctor who treats people's teeth:dentist, orthodontist a doctor who treats animals:vet, veterinarianespecially AmE someone who is training to be a doctor:medical student, internAmerican English the place where you go to see your doctor:surgeryBritish English, officeAmerican English ➔ See alsodoctor
Definition of surgery from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic HOSPITAL