operational


op·er·a·tion·al

adjective \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

: ready for use : able to be used

: of or relating to the operation of a business or machine

Full Definition of OPERATIONAL

1
:  of or relating to operation or to an operation <the operational gap between planning and production>
2
:  of, relating to, or based on operations
3
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

  1. The new airport should be fully operational by next year.
  2. The computer network is now operational.

First Known Use of OPERATIONAL

circa 1909

Rhymes with OPERATIONAL

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