[ UK /ˌɒpəɹˈe‍ɪʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌɑpɝˈeɪʃənəɫ/ ]
  1. being in effect or operation
    the company had several operating divisions
    de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations
    bus service is in operation during the emergency
  2. pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result
    they assumed their operational positions
    operational difficulties
  3. fit or ready for use or service
    the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    an operational aircraft
    the dishwasher is now in working order
    the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
  4. (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
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How To Use operational In A Sentence

  • As a book about a nonoperational aircraft, Valkyrie will probably attract only a limited audience within the Air Force community.
  • Smaller and more versatile aircraft reduce financial and operational risks to airlines, particularly in economic downturns, compared to jumbo jets, he adds.
  • However, it would not be until 2008 before portions of the port became operational.
  • Possession of these books allowed British ships or personnel placed ashore to read the signals being relayed by the semaphore stations, which frequently included operational tasking to French fleet units.
  • The sting of brevity is made much softer by the brilliant inclusion of a fully-operational level editor. Archive 2008-04-01
  • A primary goal of engineer reconnaissance at the operational level is to provide comprehensive information on the trafficability of march routes. FM 100-61 Chptr 12 Engineer Support
  • It proved the operational concept of a winged, reusable spaceship by successfully completing the Orbital Flight Test Program.
  • Because the better operational police officers are the ones who pay attention to what their staff need to perform the job well, which includes the way you manage them.
  • Indeed, they would be under British operational control during wartime.
  • The group has changed its name in an effort to boost business by improving services and increasing operational efficiencies.
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