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English adjective: operational

1. operational pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result


SamplesOperational difficulties.
They assumed their operational positions.

2. operational fit or ready for use or service


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsfunctional, operable, usable, useable


Similarserviceable


Antonymsunserviceable

3. operational (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations


Similaractive, combat-ready, effective, fighting


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


Antonymsnonoperational, inactive

4. operational being in effect or operation


SamplesDe facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations.
Bus service is in operation during the emergency.
The company had several operating divisions.


Synonymsin operation, operating


Similaroperative


Antonymsinoperative









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