- of, relating to, or involved in military operations.
- on active service or combat duty: All units of the command are operational.
Related formsop·er·a·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·op·er·a·tion·al, adjectivepre·op·er·a·tion·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for operational
There was virtually no government oversight of safety and operational standards.
In the Horn of Africa, the U.S. military has long eschewed the use of drones in favor of manned aircraft for operational reasons.
The F-35 was originally intended to be operational with the U.S. Marine Corps by 2010.America’s $400 Billion Stealth Jet Fleet Is Grounded|Dave Majumdar|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We found that even in cases where individuals acted alone, in an operational sense, they were not radicalized in a vacuum.
First, at that height the airplane would be way beyond its operational ceiling and uncontrollable.The Baseless Rush to Blame the Pilots of Flight 370|Clive Irving|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The heads of operational or major tactical commands are also immediately subordinate to the minister.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
To be sure, we emphasize and demand brilliance as the operational goal.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
The mind of man does not work that way, nor is it consistent with operational realities.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
Intermediate range missiles are now being deployed in operational units.
No guided ballistic missiles were operational at the beginning of 1953.