- able to function or be used; functional: How soon will the new factory be operational?
- of, relating to, or involved in military operations.
- on active service or combat duty: All units of the command are operational.
- of or relating to operations or an operation.
Origin of operational
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Examples from the Web for operationally
Then we thought of this cool thing Saul could do with him to find political asylum in Iran and use that operationally.‘Homeland’ Creator: Why Brody Had to Die for the Show to Live, and What’s Next in Season 4
December 16, 2013
Despite the usual snafus, Urgent Fury was operationally and politically successful.Remembering The Invasion of Grenada 30 Years On
October 24, 2013
They are important, first, because of the personality of Osanloo, viewed morally, operationally, and politically.Bernard-Henri Lévy on Mansour Osanloo and Regime Change in Iran
March 5, 2013
Operationally, Obama also erred by imposing self-defeating constraints on the U.S. military.How Obama Bungled The War In Libya
June 27, 2011
Americans, it is sometimes said, are philosophically conservative but operationally liberal.How Obama Did It
March 21, 2010
The superiority of American forces, technically and operationally, is crucial to successful application.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
- of or relating to an operation or operations
- in working order and ready for use
- military capable of, needed in, or actually involved in operations
Word Origin and History for operationally
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