1. [ adjective ] pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result

"operational difficulties" "they assumed their operational positions"

Related terms: operation
2. [ adjective ] fit or ready for use or service
Synonyms: useable usable in_working_order operable functional

"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"

Related terms: serviceable
3. [ adjective ] (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
Related terms: nonoperational military active effective
4. [ adjective ] being in effect or operation;
Synonyms: in_operation operating

"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"

Related terms: operative
Similar spelling:   operationally