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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



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



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