: of or relating to operation or to an operation <the operational gap between planning and production>
a : of, engaged in, or connected with execution of military or naval operations in campaign or battle
b : ready for or in condition to undertake a destined function
— op·er·a·tion·al·ly adverb
Examples of OPERATIONAL
- The new airport should be fully operational by next year.
- The computer network is now operational.
First Known Use of OPERATIONAL
Related to OPERATIONAL
- alive, functional, functioning, going, live, living, on, operating, active, operative, running, working
- broken, dead, inactive, inoperative, kaput (also kaputt), nonactivated, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperating, nonoperational, nonoperative
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