What does operational mean?

Definitions for operationalˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃə nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word operational.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operational(adj)

    pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result

    "operational difficulties"; "they assumed their operational positions"

  2. functional, usable, useable, operable, operational(adj)

    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"

  3. operational(adj)

    (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations

  4. operational, in operation(p), operating(a)(adj)

    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"


  1. operational(Adjective)

    of or relating to operations, especially military operations

  2. operational(Adjective)

    functioning and ready for use

  3. operational(Adjective)

    effective or operative

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'operational' in Adjectives Frequency: #712


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of operational in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of operational in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Bellot des Minieres:

    Sangaris will not stay like it is, once the MINUSCA is fully operational, we will reorganize into a smaller force, based most probably in (the capital) Bangui.

  2. Jason Klein:

    Lake Charles LNG has the potential to create several thousand jobs during construction and if fully operational could result in approximately 250 long-term operational positions.

  3. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf:

    He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man. (describing Saddam Hussein of Iraq, 1991)

  4. Royal Bank:

    Our long-term vision is a scalable and more focused wealth management business serving high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients from our key operational hubs in Canada, the U.S., the British Isles and Asia.

  5. Bill E Ford:

    Growth equity is quite different from other flavors of private equity. In our industry, on one end of the spectrum, there are the global buyout firms that buy a controlling interest in companies by using leverage and they typically focus on operational efficiency.

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