operational

[ op-uh-rey-shuh-nl ]SEE DEFINITION OF operational
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPERATIONAL

"We'll have to find out where the fellow has his base," Operational Planning said.

Knowledge is reduced to information; understanding is only operational.

For centuries, writing was only a container for speech, not operational language.

The Terrier was the Navy's first operational surface to air missile.

To be sure, we emphasize and demand brilliance as the operational goal.

These problems have dealt with the mechanical or operational processes.

The only differences we found were in operational procedure.

In all respects, the work advanced with wonderful facility and lack of operational difficulty.

By the time we were through, we had every operational facility of the Queen hooked up to a single panel on the bridge.

Intermediate range missiles are now being deployed in operational units.

WORD ORIGIN

1922, "pertaining to operation," from operation + -al (1). Meaning "in a state of functionality" is from 1944.

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