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. John Haley:

    We're basically two years from being operational.

  2. England Governor Mark Carney:

    That has to be weighed against potential operational risk.

  3. Mobin Saulat:

    It's fully operational, it's helped a lot in meeting the deficit.

  4. Mario Morcone:

    We're still not fully operational, it's in an experimental phase.

  5. Michael Kugelman:

    The operational calculus is not really going to change at this point.

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