operationalop‧e‧ra‧tion‧al /ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəl◂ $ ˌɑːp-/ ●○○ adjective1WORKING/NOT BROKEN[not before noun] working and ready to be usedThe boat should be operational by this afternoon.The new system became operational in March.Our main offices are now fully operational. →operative1(1)2[only before noun]BBPGrelating to the operation of a business, government etcPatco accepted full responsibility for operational management. —operationally adverb
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operational• The terminal is fully operational and airlines will begin using it next week.• the bank's operationalbudget• The satellite is expected to be operational by next week.• Nor will they instruct you about specificstrategic, organizational, or operationalchoicespeculiar to your own organization.• Once the country's largest dry ski-slope is fully operational it is hoped to offer up to 70 part-time jobs to experienced skiers.• At least eight countries are known to have operationalnuclearweapons.• It has, today, been adapted to measure the effectiveness of operationalresearch.• The majoraffectiveconstructions during the stage of formal operations build on those of the concreteoperational stage.• The budget is an operationalstatement in monetaryterms.• In educationoperational time scalestend to be longer than commercial ones, certainly so far as jointprojects are concerned.• This provides us with a very operationalview concerning these matters.• Lothian Region and Edinburgh Districtcouncils are expected to approve the scheme next month and it could be operational within 18 months.fully operational• Denver's new airport is now fully operational.• The new office in Campbell plans to have 45 realestateagents when fully operational.• What had to be sacrificed was time, since it would be years before the shuttle would be fully operational.• It is to be fully operational by mid-2003.• The muscles had been fully stimulated during the growthperiod and Ewan had supposed they'd be fully operational immediately.• In 1900, the Power House was built and became fully operational in 1901.• Once the country's largest dry ski-slope is fully operational it is hoped to offer up to 70 part-time jobs to experienced skiers.• Once fully operational, they should process 3,000 tons of effluent a day.• Implementation would take at least six months, culminating in fully operational work-unit teams.From Longman Business Dictionaryoperationalop‧e‧ra‧tion‧al /ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəl◂ˌɑː-/ adjective1working or able to be usedEven when the new system is fully operational it will be subject to important conditions.The power station will become operational next year.These vehicles have an operational life of five years.2[only before a noun] related to the running of a business, government etcYou will be in charge of day-to-day operational matters.Our operational budget is over £1,100 million.We need to cut our operational costs in half.