Ballad Opera

Entertainment / Literature / Ballad Opera: An eighteenth-century comic drama featuring lyrics set to existing popular tunes. The term originated to describe John Gay's The Beggar's Opera of 1728.

Comic Opera

Entertainment / Literature / Comic Opera: An outgrowth of the eighteenth-century ballad operas, in which new or original music is composed specially for the lyrics. (This contrasts with the ballad opera, in which the lyrics were set to pre-ex MORE

Operating Cycle

Business / Finance / Operating Cycle: The average time between the acquisition of materials or services and the final cash realization from that acquisition. MORE

Operating Expenses

Business / Finance / Operating Expenses: All expenses related to the ongoing operations of a company, including research and development, sales and marketing, and administrative expenses. Any costs directly attributable to producing goods or MORE

Operating Cash Flow

Business / Finance / Operating Cash Flow: Earnings before depreciation minus taxes. Measures the cash generated from operations, not counting capital spending or working capital requirements. MORE

Operating Assets

Business / Accounting / Operating Assets: Long-term, or noncurrent, assets acquired for use in the business rather than for resale: includes property, plant, and equipment: intangible assets: and natural resources. MORE

Operating Budget

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Operating Budget: A detailed projection of all projected income and expenses during a specified future period. MORE

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