Definition of operational adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːpəˈreɪʃənl//
    Running a business
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  1. 1[usually before noun] connected with the way in which a business, machine, system, etc. works operational activities/costs/difficulties See related entries: Running a business
  2. 2[not usually before noun] ready to be used The new airport is now fully operational.
  3. 3[only before noun] connected with a military operation operational headquarters
  4. Extra examples The weapon system was declared operational in June 2004. They plan to keep the telescope operational until the end of the decade. The new airport should be fully operational by the end of the year.
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