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Definition of 'operational'

Adjective

  1. pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result; "operational difficulties"; "they assumed their operational positions"
  2. fit or ready for use or service; "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the dishwasher is now in working order"
       Synonyms: functional usable useable in working order operable
  3. of or intended for or involved in military operations
       Antonyms: nonoperational inactive
  4. being in effect or operation; "de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie Marmon Silko; "bus service is in operation during the emergency"; "the company had several operating divisions"
       Synonyms: in operation operating


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