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op·er·a·tion·al

 (ŏp′ə-rā′shə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an operation or a series of operations.
2. Of, intended for, or involved in military operations.
3. Fit for proper functioning; ready for use: an operational aircraft.
4. Being in effect or operation: "de facto apartheid still operational even in the 'new' African nations" (Leslie Marmon Silko).

op′er·a′tion·al·ly adv.

operational

(ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəl)
adj
1. of or relating to an operation or operations
2. in working order and ready for use
3. (Military) military capable of, needed in, or actually involved in operations
ˌoperˈationally adv

op•er•a•tion•al

(ˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃə nl)

adj.
1. able to function or be used; functional.
2.
a. of, pertaining to, or involved in military operations.
b. on active service or combat duty.
3. of or pertaining to operations or an operation.
[1920–25]
op`er•a′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.operational - pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result; "operational difficulties"; "they assumed their operational positions"
2.operational - fit or ready for use or serviceoperational - 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"
serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
3.operational - (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
nonoperational, inactive - (military) not involved in military operations
4.operational - 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"
operative - being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"

operational

adjective working, going, running, ready, functioning, operative, viable, functional, up and running, workable, usable, in working order The new space station will be fully operational by next year.
broken, out of order, on the blink (slang), inoperative, kaput (informal), nonfunctional, on the fritz (slang)

operational

adjective
In effect:
Translations
صالِح للعَمَل، في حالة جَيِّدَه للعَمَل
operationel
működőképes
tilbúinn til notkunar
schopný prevádzky
çalışır durumda

operational

[ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənl] ADJ
1. (= relating to operations) [control, plan] → operativo, de operaciones; [problems, cost, expenses] → de funcionamiento; [staff] → de servicio
operational researchinvestigaciones fpl operacionales
for operational reasonspor necesidades operativas
2. (= ready for use or action) [aircraft, service, airport] → en funcionamiento; [bus, train] → en servicio; [troops] → operacional
the bridge could be operational in three years' timeel puente podría entrar en funcionamiento dentro de tres años
to be fully operationalestar en pleno funcionamiento

operational

[ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəl] adj
[factor, problem] → opérationnel(le)
[machine, equipment] (= ready for use or action) → opérationnel(le)
to be fully operational [service, system] → être pleinement opérationnel
when the service is fully operational → lorsque le service sera pleinement opérationnel
The system will be fully operational by the end of the year → Le système sera pleinement opérationnel à la fin de l'année.

operational

adj
(= ready for use or action) machine, vehiclebetriebsbereit or -fähig; army unit, aeroplane, tank etceinsatzbereit or -fähig; (fig) worker etceinsatzbereit or -fähig; (= in use or action) machine, vehicle etcin Betrieb, in or im Gebrauch; airportin Betrieb; army unit etcim Einsatz
(= relating to operation, Tech, Comm) → Betriebs-; (Mil) → Einsatz-; problems, dutiesoperativ; operational costsBetriebskosten pl; for operational reasonsaus operativen Gründen; operational researchbetriebliche Verfahrens- or Planungsforschung, Operations Research f; operational staff (for machinery) → Bedienungspersonal nt; (in military, police action) → Einsatzkräfte pl; operational range (of radar etc)Einflussbereich m; (of aircraft)Flugbereich m; operational plan (Mil) → Einsatzplan m; operational flight (Mil) → Einsatzflug m; operational base (Mil) → Operationsbasis f; these submarines have never seen operational servicediese U-Boote sind nie eingesetzt worden or kamen nie zum Einsatz

operational

[ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənl] adj (relating to operations) → operativo/a (Comm) → di gestione, d'esercizio; (ready for use or action) → in attività, in funzione
operational research → ricerca operativa
when the service is fully operational → quando il servizio sarà completamente operante

operate

(ˈopəreit) verb
1. to act or work. The sewing-machine isn't operating properly.
2. to do or perform a surgical operation. The surgeon operated on her for appendicitis.
ˌopeˈration noun
1. an action or process, especially when planned. a rescue operation.
2. the process of working. Our plan is now in operation.
3. the act of surgically cutting a part of the body in order to cure disease. an operation for appendicitis.
4. (often in plural) the movement, fighting etc of armies. The general was in command of operations in the north.
ˌopeˈrational adjective
in good working order.
ˈoperative (-rətiv) , ((American) -reitiv) adjective
in action, having effect. Many old laws are still operative.
ˈoperator noun
1. a person who works a machine. a lift operator.
2. a person who connects telephone calls. Ask the operator to connect you to that number.
ˈoperating room noun
(sometimes theatre) the room in a hospital in which operations are performed.
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