What does operational mean?
Definitions for operational
ˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃə nlop·er·a·tional
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word operational.
pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result
"operational difficulties"; "they assumed their operational positions"
functional, usable, useable, operable, operationaladjective
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"
(military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
operational, in operation(p), operating(a)adjective
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"
of or relating to operations, especially military operations
functioning and ready for use
effective or operative
An operational definition specifies concrete, replicable procedures designed to represent a construct. In the words of American psychologist S.S. Stevens (1935), "An operation is the performance which we execute in order to make known a concept." For example, an operational definition of "fear" (the construct) often includes measurable physiologic responses that occur in response to a perceived threat. Thus, "fear" might be operationally defined as specified changes in heart rate, galvanic skin response, pupil dilation, and blood pressure.
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Rank popularity for the word 'operational' in Adjectives Frequency: #712
The numerical value of operational in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of operational in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of operational in a Sentence
We will start overseas, those improper, high-cost joint ventures overseas, we will close them to reduce a lot of the operational cost, which will lead to lower (product) sales prices.
Lower M&A activity and companies focused on conserving cash will mean that activists are likely to increase their focus on operational performance and how management teams react to the crisis as the basis for new campaigns. But in a few months, activists who have been waiting on the sidelines could come back with a vengeance.
Mesoblast Chief Executive Silviu Itescu:
The operational support we received from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has been excellent.
What this database points to is the fact that use of children is far more normalized, they are not just being used to shock people in execution videos. They are being used for their operational value as well. This is something that sadly we have to expect to increase and accelerate as the situation becomes more precarious for ISIS in the years to come.
We saw COVID-19's impact on activism show up in March, lower M&A activity and companies focused on conserving cash will mean that activists are likely to increase their focus on operational performance and how management teams react to the crisis as the basis for new campaigns. But in a few months, activists who have been waiting on the sidelines could come back with a vengeance.
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- operatiuCatalan, Valencian
- ετοιμοπόλεμος, μάχιμος, λειτουργικόςGreek
- toimiva, toimintakuntoinen, operatiivinenFinnish
- действовать, оперативныйRussian
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