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
When Mr. D’Andrea took over as the counterterrorism chief, only a handful of the agency’s drones were operational in Pakistan, and there were only three strikes that year, according to the Long War Journal, which keeps a tally of drone activity.
The least expensive approach would be to pay $1.6 million to keep the tower operational and safe, Novack said.
The operational merger of APRA and AMCOS is today taken for granted, but when it was effected in 1997 Brett’s vision and leadership were critical to its success.
Blackstone has used Entic’s technology to provide operational efficiency and energy savings at several buildings owned by the firm’s real estate funds, including Park Avenue Tower in midtown Manhattan and the Howard Hughes Center in Los Angeles.
Earlier this month, the US military announced that the THAAD missile defense system had become operational.
Nevertheless, one of Boeing’s major arguments is that the Air Force will save money on a fleet of 737s because maintenance and operational costs are so much lower.
The operational issue is the latest blow for Bosch.
The costly undertaking removes the tomb from the area affected by a massive reservoir that will flood the Tigris River Valley when the controversial Ilısu Dam becomes operational.
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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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