operational

adjective op·er·a·tion·al \ ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shnəl , -shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

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

operationally

adverb

Examples of operational in a Sentence

  1. The new airport should be fully operational by next year.

  2. The computer network is now operational.

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Origin and Etymology of operational


OPERATIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

operational

adjective

Definition of operational for English Language Learners

  • : ready for use : able to be used

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


OPERATIONAL Defined for Kids

operational

adjective op·er·a·tion·al \ ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shə-nᵊl \

Definition of operational for Students

: ready for use
  • The new airport is now operational.

Law Dictionary

operational

adjective op·er·a·tion·al \ ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shə-nəl \

legal Definition of operational



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