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
3a : of, engaged in, or connected with execution of military or naval operations in campaign or battleb : ready for or in condition to undertake a destined function
Examples of operational in a Sentence
The new airport should be fully operational by next year.
The computer network is now operational.
Recent Examples of operational from the Web
The USS Ford will undergo a number of tests prior to becoming operational in the next few years.
The foundry remained operational after its patriarch’s death but shut down in 1828 after producing a total of 398 bells.
Federal officials believe the consolidation of NIOSH research facilities into one modern facility will reduce operational costs and strengthen scientific collaboration.
The hidden service the pair allegedly operated was accessible via the encrypted network Tor and has been operational since late 2006, prosecutors said.
Observation Without Limits, or O.W.L., is now fully operational with five employees at Dynetics' headquarters on Explorer Boulevard in Cummings Research Park.
New Jersey Department of Labor:Unemployment Insurance and disability determination services will remain operational.
The building, which opened for classes March 27, will be fully operational when fall classes begin Sept. 11.
Last week, the foundation board agreed to appoint a committee to examine a recent forensic audit of the foundation between 2010 and last year and to recommend possible operational changes.
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First Known Use of operational
OPERATIONAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of operational for Students
: ready for use The new airport is now operational.
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