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Adjective: operational  ,ó-pu'rey-shu-nul
  1. Pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result
    "operational difficulties"; "they assumed their operational positions"
  2. (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
  3. Fit or ready for use or service
    "an operational aircraft";
    - functional, usable, useable, operable
  4. Being in effect or operation
    "de facto apartheid is still operational even in the 'new' African nations";
    - in operation, operating

See also: active, combat-ready, effective, fighting, operative, serviceable

Antonym: inactive

Encyclopedia: Operational