|1.||[ adjective ] pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result|
"operational difficulties" "they assumed their operational positions"
|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"
|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;|
"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"