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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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
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