Definition of Operational

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result. "They assumed their operational positions"

Partainyms: Operation

2. Adjective. Fit or ready for use or service. "The dishwasher is now in working order"
Exact synonyms: Functional, Operable, Usable, Useable
Similar to: Serviceable
Derivative terms: Functionality, Usableness, Use, Use, Useableness

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

4. Adjective. Being in effect or operation. "The company had several operating divisions"
Exact synonyms: In Operation, Operating
Similar to: Operative

Definition of Operational

1. Adjective. of or relating to operations, especially military operations ¹

2. Adjective. functioning and ready for use ¹

3. Adjective. effective or operative ¹

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Definition of Operational

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Operational

operating room nursing
operating room technicians
operating rooms
operating statement
operating surgeon
operating system
operating systems
operating table
operating theater
operating theatre
operating theatres
operating time
operation code
operation of law
operational (current term)
operational casualty
operational cell
operational damage
operational definition
operational research
operational service period
operational service periods
operational taxonomic unit

Literary usage of Operational

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dollars and Sense of Command and Control by Raymond C. Bjorklund (1995)
"Before embarking on a review of how C2 systems contribute to contemporary warfighting and peacekeeping, a review of the operational level of war is in order ..."

2. Accountability Of The International Monetary Fund by Barry Carin, Angela Wood (2005)
"Chapter 4 operational Policies and Procedures and an Ombudsman Introduction Daniel ... The first, which can be termed operational policies, establishes the ..."

3. The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat by John A. Warden, III (1995)
"... LACK OF COHERENT operational DOCTRINE Though eclipsed, operational thinking remained essential, and genuine understanding of it remained vital. ..."

4. Preventing Gang & Drug Related Witness Intimidation by Peter Finn (1996)
"Program Oversight: The operational Team Initially, the operational team will need ... The operational team will also be responsible for any applications or ..."

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